levis hot dogs

Name: Buick Roadmaster & the Levis Combo
Location: Levis Hot Dogs & Sandwiches, 966 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Protein: Skinless, original recipe, 7″ long Angus beef hot dogs, 2 fish cakes (on the Levis Combo)
Bun: Morabito Bakery roll
Toppings: Buick Roadmaster: spicy mustard, sauerkraut, raw onions, and pepper hash. Levis Combo: (I added) pepper hash, grilled onions, and spicy mustard.
Accompaniments: Pickle slices
Price: $12.97 (includes 2 hot dogs, Champ Cherry cola, and tip)

Notes, etc.: Despite being skinless, Levis dogs are still pretty good. I really liked The Buick Roadmaster with all the simple toppings. The only downside was that the sauerkraut was piled on the bottom of the roll (underneath the dog) and eventually saturated the roll (which lead to an eventual hot dog breakthrough mid-consumption). If I wasn’t convinced about the “Philly Surf & Turf” being a tasty combination before, I surely am now. It was made well, tasted great, and left me satisfied. Make sure that when you visit, you wash it all down with a Champ Cherry cola.

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philly foodspotting hot dog crawl – august 2011

Last Tuesday was the Philly Foodspotting Hot Dog Crawl. We had three restaurants on the crawl along South Street. The crawl started off at Brauhaus Schmitz where Chef Jeremy Nolen cooked up some wurst sandwiches featuring Käsewurst, a sausage made from pork and cheese. The wurst sandwiches came with a choice of side. I went with the potato salad (shown below).

kasewurst sandwich

the big kahuna

The second location was Hot Diggity. There were several choices for dogs here, even though Owner Keith Garabedian wanted to feature three dogs for the crawl. The three dogs featured were The Seattle Grunge (garlic cream cheese, scallions, tomato, and red onion), The Big Kahuna (habanero aioli, pineapple salsa, grilled red onion, and guava mustard), and The Saigon Fusion (Thai chili vinaigrette, sriracha, carrots, house pickled cucumber, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeno).

The third and final location on the crawl was Supper. Chef Mitch Prensky offered us his brunch availability only Supper Dog (pictured at the very top). Prensky’s dog is made up of a bacon wrapped, 100% house ground pork shoulder topped with kraut, bbq onions, beer mustard and served on a housebaked bun.

Thanks to all the restaurants for accommodating us and everyone who made it out. It was truly an awesome time and has been our largest crawl so far!

Check out the Foodspotting guide here.

Here are some other photos from the crawl:

the saigon fusion

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yo dogs

Truth. I like hot dogs. A lot. But, I’m also picky about them, so I rarely eat em.

I came across this place while out on a bridge inspection. (Thanks Yelp iPhone app!) Yo Dogs serves hot dogs, burgers, salads, and fries. The menu had a lot of interesting and good sounding stuff on it so it took me a bit to decide what I wanted. Finally settled for the Ger Dog – all beef hot dog topped with caramelized onion, blue cheese, and pancetta and the Wyndmoor Tommy – all beef hot dog topped with Ameican cheese and bacon. Both hot dogs were served in a Martin’s potato roll and were absolutely delicious. The dogs were cooked on the grill and had a nice snap to them (important in my book). My favorite was the Ger Dog hands down though…so damn good.

ger dog

My teammate got one of the burgers which looked really awesome. In hindsight, I shoulda snapped a picture too. It was served on a brioche roll and he said it was one of the best burgers he’s ever had.

wyndmoor tommy

They were some of the best hot dogs I’ve had in a long time. You also have the option of an all beef dog, apple chicken sausage, carrot dog, or a Niman Ranch dog. If you’re a hot dog fan, or someone looking to give hot dogs another chance, you’ve gotta check out Yo Dogs!

Yo Dogs (another location in Elkins Park)
1014 E. Willow Grove Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

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