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The Best Hot Dogs in the Bay Area

Gitmo6 | Apr 21, 200904:25 PM     43

Every year, a group of hot dog lovers rent a limo and visit five hot dog places to find the perfect dog. After two years, our results are as follows: We graded these places on the basis of 1 (horrible) to 10 (Superb) Here's where we are so far: Mark's Hot Dogs at 48 South Capitol Street, San Jose (8); The Happy Hound, 15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos (9) Windy City Pizza and Barbeque, 35 Bovet Road, San Mateo. A genuine Chicago dog, Vienna beef, Vienna Poppy Seed roll, flourescent green relish, sport peppers all imported from Chicago. The ultimate expeience west of State Street (10); Famous Frankfurter, 293 El Camino Real, Millbrae (5); The Roundhouse at the Ballpark in San Mateo Park (7); The Mutt Hutt at 1904 Washington Avenue, San Leandro (9), Top Dog at 2534 Durant Avenue, Berkeley (10); Kaspar's, 4521 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland-Closed, post condolence letters on their wall of remembrance at the store on the triangular land mass; Oscar's at Hearst and Shattuck in Berkeley (8) and finally, so far, The Junket at El Cerrito Plaza in El Ceritto (3). We are planning our third Hot Dog Safari, concentrating in San Francisco, so far we are considering Red's at Pier 45, El Pelon at MIssion and Van Ness and one more try at Top Dog #6 at Center Street in Berkeley. Any suggestions, we plan on ending the tour at Gino and Carlo's Bar inNorth Baech after consuming the standard five dogs.

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