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Apparently National Hot Dog Day wasn't enough to satisfy Buffalo chain Ted's Hot Dogs. The long-serving tubular meat purveyors will celebrate their 91st birthday by selling 91-cent hot dogs all day July 19 at each of the nine Western New York locations, which you can find here. A regular hot dog from Ted's ordinarily costs $3.05. To announce the promotion, Ted's mark…

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After years of criss-crossing Western New York with its trucks, Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs opened a place to call its own on June 13. Brothers Paul and Frank Tripi have turned a former automobile repair shop at 707 Kenmore Ave. into their first restaurant. The counter-service place serves up the custom hot dogs that Frank has been known for, with several new food items -…

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Heads up, hot-dog lovers. Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs owners Frank and Paul Tripi will open their first brick-and-mortar restaurant on June 11 at 707 Kenmore Ave., Tonawanda, at the intersection of Starin Avenue, with hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The project of the food truck connoisseurs was announced in November, updated last month with news that Frank's EXPO Market ve…

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Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs Cuisine: Artisan hot dogs, grass-fed burgers and hand-cut fries. Owner: Frank Tripi Price range: $3.99-$5.99 Established: 2013 Dishes to try: Modern Chicago (hot dog with tomato jam, mustard, spicy house peppers and a pickle) $5.69; Violet Beauregard (hot dog with blueberry barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese and onion crunch), $5.69. Good…

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Ted's Charcoal Chariot Cuisine: Classic charcoal-broiled hot dogs, burgers, chicken, sausage and sides. Owner: Ted's Hot Dogs Price range: $2-$7 Established: 2015 Dishes to try: Foot-long hot dog dressed to order (choose from ketchup, mustard, onion, relish, sauerkraut, hot sauce, mayo, etc.), $4.85; hand-battered onion rings, $4.35, plus cheese sauce for dipp…

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Die-hard people huddled in cars eating lunch. Brave souls trying to enjoy spring sunshine despite Lake Erie wind chills in exchange for a taste of summer. These are typical scenes this time of year at Red Top in Hamburg. That’s the way it’s been since 1946 when the original founder returned from the war and opened the hot dog stand. Today, Dennis McNaney and his daughte…

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Louie's Original Footlong Hot Dogs, an Elmwood Avenue standard for 25 years, is back on the West Side. A day after opening at 1893 Niagara St., a visit found the flavors true, the fries still addictive and new offerings like the Big Luigi, a sausage sandwich that pretty much requires the use of both hands. Owner Angelo Turco was staffing the counter, and greeting old…

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When the Elmwood Avenue location of Louie's Original Footlong Hot Dogs burned down in 2013 after 22 years in business, fans of the comfort food establishment were resigned to a single spot: Louie's seasonal enterprise at 69 Grand Island Blvd. in Tonawanda. On March 17, however, the newest Louie's location opened in Buffalo, in Black Rock at 1893 Niagara St., the restaur…

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The charcoal-grilled hot dog king of Western New York wants to say thanks to its loyal subjects. On Feb. 21, they can get all the tubesteak they want, at 91 cents a pop. The offer is good at all nine Ted's Hot Dog locations. Better yet, customers can enter to win one of 10 golden keychains that net them an extra Ted's dog for life, when they buy a grilled item and…

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It’s a strange phenomenon. The weather warms up here and there and we suddenly hunger for hot dogs and ice cream. Our last hot dog was when, early October? The craving worked in our favor as we had to feed three teen boys dinner after a recent UB Bulls afternoon basketball game. Scanning the surrounding area on Google Maps, we found there was Nina’s Custard on Miller…

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Looks like the downtown dog wars are at an end: Dog é Style, the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St., has closed. The announcement was made on the restaurant's Facebook page Sunday morning: "We have decided to close Dog é Style to focus on other endeavors. A new concept will be taking over the location in the new year. Thank you all for your support and patrona…

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My boss told me that there is a question raging on the Internet. Is a hot dog a sandwich? The Internet is stupid, I said. Of course a hot dog is not a sandwich. Also, you can’t drop 50 pounds in a week with this one simple trick. Why not? Because the human body doesn’t work that way. No, the hot dog. Because a sandwich is a miracle that happens when stuff between …

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Ted's Hot Dogs has built a tubular empire in Western New York, boasting eight locations, tremendous brand recognition and an expansion west to Tempe, Ariz. On Sept. 22, a new addition was unveiled: a food truck, known as Ted's Truck, or "The Charcoal Chariot." To me, part of the pleasure of Ted's is plowing through the food immediately upon receiving it -- it's not foo…

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The Dog House has more specialty hot dogs than you can shake a wiener at. Mac and cheese dog * Bomber dog * Reuben Dog The Dog House is located in J7 on the Erie County Fair map. Mac and cheese dog Mac and Cheese Dog: The bacon expertly breaks up all that cheesiness. The hot dog is charred nicely. Return to main #ECFare list Back to Meat Lovers ------------------…