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nineworldseries
07-02-2006, 12:37 AM
Our contestants:

Hot Dog 1 : The ones that the vendors sell in the seats for $2.50 in the silver packet. Steamy goodness!

Hot Dog 2 : The "grilled" ones that hang out with the bratwursts and smokies, available at the concession stands such as "Doggy's Dogs" et al. These babies will set you back $3.75!

Now, why can't you buy a $2.50 hot dog at the concession stands? Why do I have to wait for the hot dog cuties to come around and sell me their wares from the red foam Kahn's bags? They never seem to be there when I am craving the pink tastiness...

And really, what is so special about the $3.75 dogs except that they are negligibly larger (debatable) and slightly browner (sometimes)? They taste pretty much the same to me... not enough to justify the price difference methinks.

Plus I like the steamed ones better anyway! Three of those dogs will set you back the same as two of the high-falutin "grilled" dogs and will fill yer belly a lot better for $7.50!

Inquiring minds want to know. And yes, I have thought about this too much.

Joseph
07-02-2006, 12:39 AM
I much prefer the ones the vendors bring around actually. I just hardly ever see them.

I'm with you though.

Newman4
07-02-2006, 12:59 AM
Ok, you got me pondering as well. With the new "4 for 48" promotion, can you get the expensive 3.75 dogs or do you get the 2.50 ones?

Javy Pornstache
07-02-2006, 01:02 AM
Best thread eva.

I fully endorse the silver packet ones.

Yachtzee
07-02-2006, 01:06 AM
What are they charging for Kahn's Big Red Smokeys these days? Is it considered a hot dog or a smoked sausage? ;)

HumnHilghtFreel
07-02-2006, 03:57 AM
Nothing beats the steamed ones.

SunDeck
07-02-2006, 08:51 AM
Man, those things in the silver pockets aren't even food. I haven't been to a game in a coupla years, but my fave has always been a brat from one of the cart vendors outside the stadium.

IrishDavidKY
07-02-2006, 09:00 AM
The steamed ones work OK during the game, but you always start with a grilled dog or sausage.

Highlifeman21
07-02-2006, 09:25 AM
I much prefer the ones the vendors bring around actually. I just hardly ever see them.
I'm with you though.

Fact.

It seems to me, and this is pure observation from numerous games since the opening of Great American Ballpark, that the hot dog vendors in the seats only make their way into the cheaper priced ticketed areas of the ballpark, but I honestly don't recall ever seeing them in the 500 sections. Mainly the OF, it seems to me, for the seat hot dog vendors.

I hate to say it though, but I prefer the grilled to the steamed, but to each their own!

KySteveH
07-02-2006, 11:59 AM
What are they charging for Kahn's Big Red Smokeys these days? Is it considered a hot dog or a smoked sausage? ;)
I would be so happy if they could somehow get the old advertisement from the Riverfront scoreboard with the Big Red Smokey "argument" played on the new video board at GABP.

BuckWoody
07-02-2006, 12:06 PM
I would be so happy if they could somehow get the old advertisement from the Riverfront scoreboard with the Big Red Smokey "argument" played on the new video board at GABP.
They do! Music and all. :thumbup:

I like the dogs you get off of the griddle mainly because you can get it all slopped up with sauerkraut or peppers and onions. Yum.

nineworldseries
07-02-2006, 01:14 PM
What are they charging for Kahn's Big Red Smokeys these days? Is it considered a hot dog or a smoked sausage? ;)

$4.75 ! :O

They are darn good though...

nineworldseries
07-02-2006, 01:21 PM
Fact.

It seems to me, and this is pure observation from numerous games since the opening of Great American Ballpark, that the hot dog vendors in the seats only make their way into the cheaper priced ticketed areas of the ballpark, but I honestly don't recall ever seeing them in the 500 sections. Mainly the OF, it seems to me, for the seat hot dog vendors


I've seen them in every section, you just have to have the eagle eye out!
I even chased one down in the field level seats, section 111 the other day. I think those girls might think I am stalking them, but I am merely stalking the steamed goodness.

BigJohn
07-02-2006, 01:31 PM
That superdog they sell at the Machine Room Grill is a monster! I bet it is one pound. It is worth the price, I forget but with chips less than $5 I think.

Falls City Beer
07-02-2006, 05:31 PM
I'm just delighted to see someone spell the word "quandary" correctly. It cheers my soul.

nineworldseries
07-02-2006, 06:34 PM
I'm just delighted to see someone spell the word "quandary" correctly. It cheers my soul.

Well I am an English professor :)

DropDocK
07-02-2006, 06:44 PM
Fact.

It seems to me, and this is pure observation from numerous games since the opening of Great American Ballpark, that the hot dog vendors in the seats only make their way into the cheaper priced ticketed areas of the ballpark, but I honestly don't recall ever seeing them in the 500 sections. Mainly the OF, it seems to me, for the seat hot dog vendors.


I was in 520 this afternoon and saw them come up during the first inning. They might have came up a few more times but we didn't spend much time in our seats, cooking to a crisp. When I sat in 117 last month I didn't see nary a hot dog vendor. I think the cheap seats get all the essentials that make me happy (compared to the lower seats): peanuts, hot dogs, and snow cones!

Razor Shines
07-03-2006, 12:21 AM
I'm just delighted to see someone spell the word "quandary" correctly. It cheers my soul.
Who on this board couldn't spell quandry?

Johnny Vander m
07-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Who on this board couldn't spell quandry?


I don't even have the slightest idea what quantrety means. Have anything to do with "dropping your laundry?"

upsman
07-03-2006, 09:16 AM
That superdog they sell at the Machine Room Grill is a monster! I bet it is one pound. It is worth the price, I forget but with chips less than $5 I think.
Had one at game sunday, 7.25 comes with chips cole slaw and pickle..Thing is a half pound.

MATT IN CHAR NC
07-03-2006, 12:13 PM
I hope that I can try out a hotdog at the ballgame sometime in August, if my dad will take me.

elfmanvt07
07-03-2006, 12:16 PM
I was at the game this past saturday night, and I was in the bleachers, Section 405, Row R, and I never saw a hot dog person. In fact, with the way my dad and I buy tickets, I'm not sure I've ever seen a hot dog lady :confused:


(edit) BUT, I did see a frosty malt guy :D

Roy Tucker
07-03-2006, 12:22 PM
The cheap steamed ones more accurately give you a ballpark experience.

I especially like the smooshed-down buns. Kind of like when I was a kid and took the middle out of a piece of white bread and smooshed it into a dough ball.

The grilled ones are too big. I like a ballpark dog to augment my culinary pleasure, not to be the main course.

LawFive
07-03-2006, 12:25 PM
I would be so happy if they could somehow get the old advertisement from the Riverfront scoreboard with the Big Red Smokey "argument" played on the new video board at GABP.

I was at the business day special vs. the Brewers last month and saw it. Some of my coworkers and I absolutely fell apart laughing. I hadn't noticed it at GABP before, but it took us back about 20 years. They even played it on the dot-matrix part of the board rather than the Video part.

Ltlabner
07-03-2006, 12:28 PM
Sorry guys, can't help you on this one. I usually eat a chicken breast sandwich with a mountain of saratoga chips at the Machine Room before the game. I'll wash it down with an order of nachos around the 4th or 5th.

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmm........nachos.

LawFive
07-03-2006, 12:34 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....gooey orange artificial cheese food product......................

goreds2
07-11-2006, 07:25 PM
Because of Marge Schott, the Reds were one of the last (if not the last) MLB teams to have a $1 hot dog.

ochre
07-11-2006, 07:27 PM
Great.

Another Jim Edmonds thread.

jimbo
07-11-2006, 07:46 PM
Now this is a hot dog. Does anyone know where you USED to be able to get one of these?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/jimbodude/lifestyle.jpg

BoydsOfSummer
07-12-2006, 12:55 AM
I'd have to be a starving son-of-a-gun to pay over $3 for a dang weenie.

OnBaseMachine
07-12-2006, 07:49 AM
Great.

Another Jim Edmonds thread.

:laugh:

I thought the very same thing when I saw the thread title. Great minds...

redsmetz
07-12-2006, 08:29 AM
Man, those things in the silver pockets aren't even food. I haven't been to a game in a coupla years, but my fave has always been a brat from one of the cart vendors outside the stadium.

I've often wondered why they don't put some fire grills around the park for that good, fired-up taste. It might be a fire code thing, but I'm not sure of that. Much better food when fire grilled.

wpenn4
07-12-2006, 10:21 AM
Man, if only we had to pay that at RFK. It's $5 or $5.50 for a steamed dog. I've only made it to the stadium this year for the Reds series, since I can't afford the food once I get there!

And just for a laugh, the new owners of the Nats are trying to bring in more people. I had to read this quote in the Washington Post from Stan Kasten twice, and I still don't think he gets it:


The team is also creating a "value meal" that will allow a customer to purchase a hot dog, beverage and bag of potato chips for $7.50 instead of the $10.50 it would cost if purchased separately.

"There is no one who can object to coming to a game because of price and affordability," Kasten said.

Here's the link to the article if you're interested :

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/10/AR2006071000696.html

HotCorner
07-12-2006, 10:40 AM
I found that a "Kids Hot Dog" is quite the deal. It's only $2.00. It's steamed and can be found at one of the stands (don't remember exact name) along the third base line.

flyer85
07-12-2006, 10:45 AM
Now this is a hot dog. Does anyone know where you USED to be able to get one of these?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/jimbodude/lifestyle.jpg"Afterall, every man wants a _______ ________ ."

westofyou
07-12-2006, 11:51 AM
Well I don't eat Hot Dogs (or meat) anymore so I can't judge the current crop, but I will say that steamed is the worst way and is alas the ballpark style, worst dogs ever had to be the ones at the Michigan Games in the mid 70's, steamed and wrapped in a foil pocket.

If you are ever in Berkeley check out Top Dog (http://www.topdoghotdogs.com/) the best hot dogs in the world, no fillers and grilled.

Plus I worked there in college and we were allowed to abuse customers... good times.

http://www.topdoghotdogs.com/images/Postcard_Image2.jpg