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Hot dog/fries/shake Special at Joe's Ice Cream, SF

Melanie Wong | Aug 31, 200503:03 AM

The affection and memories of Joe's that 'hounds shared in the recent thread linked below prompted me to stop in for a hot dog lunch one Sunday. A combo special of a hot dog, fries and a small shake is priced at $6.10 (including tax), not a bad deal since a small shake alone would be $4.

I ordered a Thai tea milkshake that was very satisfying with a tannic twinge in the finish. The hot dogs aren't grilled any more, rather the split dog is air-broiled to make the char marks and develop the flavors. The bun is standard issue but nicely toasted to a golden brown to make the most of it. With onions, relish, and a squirt of mustard, this was okay for the price. The wedge-style fries are air-fried and managed to get crispy and brown. The garlic salt was a nice touch.

During my time at the counter, another customer came in ordering a cup of coffee and a piece of pie. Her bill was $2.90. I don't know how good the pie was, but she did polish it off.

A sign in the window offers low-fat frozen yogurt and sugar-free ice cream. Joe's is changing with the times and I hope it continues to serve us in the years to come.



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