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Fred's Franks is ON


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Fred's Franks is ON

Chris VR | | Sep 19, 2006 02:16 AM

I've had decent hotdogs at Fred's Franks in Wakefield (just north of the lake, by the rotary) but I had a dog there that would give Speed's a run for his money. Probably the same basic hotdog Speed uses, a 1/4 pound Pearl dog, I believe. Grilled on a Big Green Egg to perfection, snapy, juicy and with a bit of char in the outside. However, I don't really care for the way the condiments are set up, where you put the condiments on the bun and they stick the dog on top. I don't think the flavors meld right that way, and plus the cold sauerkraut (blech) stays cold because it doesn't really come in contact with the hotdog that much. I'm not sure if they have it set up that way for health regulations or just because it moves lines along better but next time I'd skip the cold kraut and see if I can put my mustard on top when it's done. I wish they'd grill the bun a bit too. But it's worth a trip if you're in the area around lunchtime and hankering for what I'd say is probably the second best hotdog in the Boston area.

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