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Which Side Are You On?

October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Hanover does not find itself in the national news too often, unless some rogue elephants cause a ruckus at the mall. However, a well-known food website took on one of the most important questions in our town recently.

Which hot dog place do you prefer?

Well, that’s not exactly what they did, but that’s what I thought when a friend from DC forwarded a review of Texas Hot Weiner Lunch on Carlisle Street to me from Serious Eats.

He asked me my opinion on Texas Lunch, and I had to tell him I had no opinion because I can’t remember the last time I ate there. Well, I kind of do, but I can’t remember how many years ago it was. I know it was during a blizzard when I was working at the newspaper, and we had to limit our lunch excursions to downtown. I’m guessing it was 1996.

The problem was I had already pretty much cast my die as a Famous Hot Weiner guy at that point. I don’t know how or why, it just happened. The whole thing probably boiled down to the location chosen by the first person to suggest we get hot dogs for dinner in the newsroom during a Saturday shift. If that first exposure had been to Texas Lunch, I may have given them my loyalty.

But I started with the Famous and have stuck there. The folks there have watched my daughter grow up. Hell, my wife mistook the early stages of labor for indigestion from the Famous since we had dined there earlier that night. You want to upset the folks in labor and delivery at Hanover Hospital? Tell them the mother-to-be had a Gutbuster less than eight hours ago.

Regardless of my loyalty, I really liked seeing this blog post. Any time Hanover can get a little positive love on the national stage, I’m all for it. I just need to find a way to convince that guy to give the Famous a shot.

One person is talking about “Which Side Are You On?

  1. Brian…my Dad loved the Hot Wiener…but I was always partial to the Texas for fries…but they don’t get the fries with everything, like the Hot Wiener!!! Not a dog kinda girl…but love fries with everything…keep up the good work Brian!!

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