Thursday, April 8, 2010
Stewart's Deli Dog Season
Ahhh... Nice weather! What is it about nice weather that makes me crave hot dogs? After all of the thought and discussion I have been devoting to Capital Region Hot Dog Chili Sauce, I decided to listen to the gas pump and indulge in a couple Deli Dogs from Stewart's.
Sauce your dog? Free meat sauce and fixin's? Don't mind if I do.
I deviated a little from my strict, standard, 2 deli dog regimen and got 1 deli dog/1 cajun. Just out of curiosity.
Do you know of any processes that add to the overall deliciousness of a food without any logical reason? I find that taking the steamed bun out of the case, putting the dog down, mustard then chili on top, placing the dogs back in the foil, and then driving them home makes them taste better. I think the chili and the mustard meld a little and the bun gets all soft and sodden. Maybe this is just me.
I wasn't really impressed with the "cajun" dog. It had a bright red color and a vinegar punch that made me think of those gas station "Tijuana Mama" pickled sausages. Blech. Give me the standard deli dog any day. I find the Stewart's chili to be decent. It is no Hot Dog Charlie's, but it is adequate. Stewart's should package it and sell it. As far as I know you can only ever get it out of the little cauldron at the shops themselves.
Anyhow, I am pleasantly full of hot dog on this fine evening.