Steve's Snappin' Dogs..... Informative - Am I Missing Something?

Review by 15910 on 2006-08-08
DENVER, COLORADO -- I realize there are much more important things to discuss like getting watch batteries replaced or tax on soda pop but there is this new "hot dog joint" near me that is mind boggling to me. They sale all kinds of hot dogs on a bun with different trimmings and seasonings like tomatoes, celery salt and basically things you would put on a burger. The prices start around 3.50 w/tax. How and will they make it with Sonic, A&W, 7/11 and others charging about half that price. I like a little chili or "kraut" with my dog but this is totally new to me. Is it an east coast trend or what? Deep fried green beans or carrots? I once bought a Chicago Dog and chili fries for about nine bucks from there! Good luck Steve. Is anyone familiar with these places?
Comments:29 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-08-13
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-08-08:
Zzrokk - sounds a lot like chicago style dogs.... Lots of veggies. They do great around here. We have a place called Portillo's that rakes in the cash selling these type of dogs.... Along with many other menu options. As an aside, if you want to edit/correct a typo in your review, this site offers an "edit" tool in your profile listing of your reviews.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
Thanks Sparticus, congrats on the star! What do you think of the food from these places?
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-08-08:
Green beans on a hot dog? Like we need a lap full of that! Hello? Steve Kline please.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
(LOL)They are offered as side dishes but could be a "wardrobe hazard" for the unsuspecting consumer.
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-08-08:
Do you have any ordering tips ZZ for the Tomato Dog Supreme that could be helpful in avoiding another superuser informative?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
*tearing up as I post* After giving that subject an ample amount of thought, I came up with two options:1) He can wear his apron with the picture of the pig with grilling utensils in each "hand". 2) Pull his Ford Probe over and use a knife and fork w/extra napkins.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
Surprising that they'd open a 'dog stand outside a homeless shelter. Maybe you're just confused, the guy is just dumping garbage on a bun and serving you, because he doesn't want to deal with a hobo and a sack of aluminum cans. (tr)
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
He is located on the business highway of 1-70 (Colfax Avenue). He has gotten good reviews out here from Westword Magazine for one. Hardly a hobo shanty area.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
The last time I ate a hot dog I had a hart attack but maybe they just make a real good one? Have you tried one yet? Do you really get it the way you want it? 7/11 dogs susk! Sonic and A&W to me are OK but…………………….
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
Nothing special to me. To have one at home I have to either burn it or "dress it up" with condiments. The chili fries were awful. Had company over and had no takers after their first bite. Heartburn City!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
Sounds like a “White Castle” type of place, all show and no go. Do we know anybody on here that works there?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-08:
White Castle was great but never caught on here. I hope that no one from here works there. If it's pirate, jumboliar or big mo, my days are limited!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-08:
YUCK! Who needs all that garbage on their hotdog...there is enough garbage inside the hotdog!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-08:
Just give me a good Kosher dog with grilled onions and ketchup.
Posted by tander on 2006-08-08:
The only way I can eat hot dogs is cooked on the grill, partly burnt with ketchup and onions, and it has to be real beef.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-08:
...and no tartar sauce.
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-08-09:
One of the east coast news channels did a segment on this place. It looks so good. Okay so you pay a litle extra but you get a lot or so it looks. The news caster interviewed several customers that had only the highest marks for the place. Everything but the kitchen sink goes on the dog. If people are willing to pay 3 or 4 bucks for a Starbucks when theres a doghnut shop across the street well, then your getting better coffee. So pay a few more bucks for the dog and you'll should find it to we worth the extra funds you shell out. If I lived there I'd be in line for one myself. Sounds ummmm ummmm ummmm good to me. Not the plain or mustard and ketchup like every other day. Good post.
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-08-09:
Hey Zzrokk - I've never heard of this particular place (Steve's Snappin Dogs), but I do love the chicago-style dogs from our local restaurant. I've even considered trying to open one in another area since they are so popular here.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-09:
Obviously you are from back east right, Sparticus? I found another one out here called "Mustard's Last Stand". Good luck on your business venture. DB, from time to time I purchase a dog from one of the street vendors down here and every time the mustard finds its way onto my shirt!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-09:
Yes, and in DB's case we know where the mustard finds its way to. "the twins"
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-09:
Maybe you should wear your bib a bit more often, Zork!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-09:
Yeah, then after I soil it I can plug up your "piehole".
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-09:
That's right Lidman...and I have to say, it's very difficult getting that yellow mustard stain removed from them.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-09:
ZZ...I know I've probably ruined several of your meals...but now you're telling me you buy hotdogs from street vender wagons? Let me tell you about street vendor wagons...First of all, they are usually stored in buildings with cockroaches...YUCK! Second, I bet if you just stood across the street and watched what the street vendor does, you wouldn't be enjoying anymore quick meals from them. When I was downtown, I was waiting at a bus stop and there was one of those vendors set up on the corner...you have to remember, they have no running water to wash their hands, and this guy obviously popular and known by passersby...I seen him bend down and pet some guy's dog scratching the dog under its belly while he talked with the dog's owner...I seen him scratching his ear (really digging into it with his finger) he is handling money...and even pull out is hanky and blew his nose...all without washing his hands...no gloves...and all this was seen while we were just waiting for a bus...who knows what else he touched or blew throughout the day.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-09:
I believe Zork would refer to that as "seasoning!"
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-10:
DB can I help you with that mustard? I will never eat a hot dog again as long as I know about the "seasonings".
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-10:
Lidman, you're too kind...always offering help.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-10:
You make a good point, DB. The ones that I go to use gloves but they are "risky".
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-13:
Yeah, but how do you know what they used those gloves for the night before? LOL

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