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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dog Journal

Can I remember when I first began to love dogs, I mean really love dogs?  Was it going to 7 Eleven before hebrew school and picking up 2 dogs and a soda for 2 bucs?  Was it grilling brats in college and developing a taste for spicy brown mustard?  If I think hard enough can I really pinpoint when I developed an infatuation with ground-up cured meat filled in casings?  

All I know is now there's nothing quite like a good dog, nicely griddled or grilled, on a good roll, perhaps with onions -- sauteed or raw -- mustard, and who knows what else?  I recently have partaken in some good dogs.

Five Guys is known for its burgers, but did you know they have a fine hot dog?  It's sliced so there's more surface area for the griddle, and to act as a bed for all the fixins you may choose from.  I went with sauteed onions, pickles, and mustard.  I was debating whether to get relish or pickles, I suppose I could have got both, but I just got the pickles.  Was that a mistake?  Anyway, it was a good dog!

Next I went to Pastrami Queen, a New York City deli and pastrami purveyor.  Apparently they had a dog with spicy deli mustard and sauerkraut.  I entered the restaurant.  "I hear you have a hot dog," I said.  "Yes, we do."  "Ok, give me one."  They ended up giving me one for $4.  How was it?  Not bad!

What dog will I have next?  Tune in next time to find out.