On Saturday a small, dedicated group of Chowhounds (just under 20) grilled and ate their way through several pounds of good hotdogs and sausages, ranging from home made to the elegant Nathan's.
All were good.
Some of the participants will have really astute observations, and have promised to post.
I was surprised at the similar taste of Deli-Cart beef and Nathan's: both salty and greasy but this blends well with a simple roll and mustard.
We can't get Nathan's here, but Deli-Cart all beef seems to be available seasonally at Costco, and maybe Highland Farms. The season is over soon, however.
There was quite a group effort, and the park setting was ideal. I'd like to thank Davwud for his char-grilling skills and persistence in getting many batches ready over a 2.5 hour span. Mrs Sippi kept him fed on the spot!
I have one shot of the packaged dogs; I think others have some of the finished hot dogs and may post.