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Italian Hot Dogs

John Fox | Apr 13, 2006 03:47 PM

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There's a place on Lake Ave. in Colonia that serves a great Italian Hot Dog. It's called Mijo's Pizzeria and it's been around forever. Just recently I began eating their Italian Hot Dogs. I usually get these sandwiches from a place that specializes in them rather than a pizzeria because I like the pizza bread and thin sliced potatoes rather than a sub or hoagie roll and french fries or potato chunks, which is usually what you get at a pizzeria.

Mijo's is close to where I work, so when I'm in the mood for an Italian Hot Dog, it is one of my few choices. They do serve it on a sub roll, but the bread is good, and, being served on a roll rather than pizza bread allows you to get everything (hot dog, potatoes and peppers) in one bite. I don't get onions on mine. They use Best's dogs as do almost all places. But these dogs are much bigger than the 12 or 10 to a lb dogs used elsewhere. Charlies uses 8 to a lb. Mijo's are even bigger. 6 or 7 to a lb. There are plenty of peppers, and the potatoes are small and blend in perfectly. As much as I like potatoes, peppers, and bread, these should compliment the hot dogs rather than overwhelm them. Everything is sauteed in a frying pan and tastes great. Perfect ratio of hot dog, bread, potatoes, and peppers. And it's a big sandwich for only $4.50. Everywhere else it's close to $6.00 for a double. With smaller dogs. Tommy's is now $7.00. Definitely give Mijo's a try.

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