Susan, Rob and I took a trip upstate this afternoon after reading about a small hot dog stand called Walter's Hot Dogs in Mamaroneck, NY. This is not to be missed. It has been called the best hotdog in the world and they aren't kidding.
Here I am enjoying their sweet potato fries which are very different than regular fries. Basically it's a sweet potato fried in a tempura batter, so there is still real potato inside. Their hotdogs are delicious. Susan had a Puppy Dog, which is half a hot dog and Rob had a regular size. They are split and grilled and absolutely delicious. Their fabulous mustard, which uses special ingredients and they make themselves, is out of this world.
Walter's Hot Dog Stand has also been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 2010 and has a sign to prove it. It will be unveiled sometime in the warmer months, but I have a sneak preview which is exclusive to this blog.
The building itself, a pagoda with dragon style hanging lamps, has been declared a National Landmark and listed on the County Inventory of Historic Places as typifying a 1920's roadside stand since 1991. It has also been mentioned in Road Side Delights and is also featured in Drive I-95 in their 2004 edition.
|Here I am by the plaque|
Here are my usual links
The official site. Full of wonderful postcards and photos and a wonderful history of the stand. All in all one great site.
Wikipedia article with lots of links on the bottom.
Here are a few more photos: