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Downhill report on Hollywood Bowl hotdogs.

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Downhill report on Hollywood Bowl hotdogs.

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TomSwift | | Aug 4, 2009 01:54 PM

This post will have a somewhat limited appeal, I'm afraid, but the truth must be told. Up until this season the HB sold Hebrew National 1/4 pound dogs in excellent buns (for a concessionaire). In past years I'd order 10 dogs (6 for the people in the box and 4 to take home) before the show started because they frequently would be sold out by intermission. At the first show this season I placed my usual order for pick-up at intermission and was surprised (much too mild a word) to discover that both the dogs and the buns had changed without warning. The dogs were thin (not 1/4 pound), the spicing was inferior and the buns were gummy. Of course the price didn't change. None of us found them edible. I inquired and was told that, sure enough, no more Hebrew National and that the dogs were made by the Patina Group. While I don't believe that Patina is in the business of making dogs I wrote to Patina Group at their website and complaned, not really expecting a satisfactory respone. Unlike the hotdogs, the Patina Group did not disappoint me - I have not received any reply. Although I've not bought any dogs since that first night, I've checked and in the past 4 weeks they have not been sold out at the end of intermission. Eat them at your own risk!

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