Long Island is hot dog heaven

Long Island is hot dog heaven

There are 73 comments on the Newsday story from May 13, 2008, titled Long Island is hot dog heaven. In it, Newsday reports that:

Few foods offer more bang for the bite than the all-American hot dog. Long Islanders seeking frank fulfillment can discover a world of variety out here.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.


Syosset, NY

#24 May 14, 2008
I have been to most of these and it is a disgrace that the Hot dog truck on the North Service road, Exit 49 on the LIE is not listed.

BY FAR the cleanest truck, fresh - hot - moist buns, excellent spicy mustard, HOT Sabretts and Chili to die for.
Not a Hershey Employee

Tucson, AZ

#26 May 14, 2008
WHAMMO wrote:
<quoted text>
It's all over for them. They went through a big hassle with Islip Town over renewing Charlie's "Veteran" Permit. They got it with clause" family only,no sale of business." But all things come to an end. They're gone...
Speaks volumes about how Long Island has changed over the years. Hell, how the country has changed. But hey? As long as Juan can sell his bacon wrapped Sonora weenie to his amigos, it's ok? We should give tax dollars to Juan, Pedro, and Julio, since America is the place of opportunity.

Sounds like someone didn't want to grease some slimeball politician's hands. Very very sad to hear.

To the nephew of Aunt Rose and Uncle Charlie: AZ has plenty of New York transplants that would kill for a good hot dog.

Raleigh, NC

#28 May 14, 2008
Gerry Knight wrote:
Best dogs, New Jersey, I always enjoy a deep fried spliter!
How are those arteries of your doing?????
Bill D

Washington, DC

#29 May 14, 2008
[QUOTE who="Hot Dog-gone"Ridgewood Queens who had a cart in ]There used to be a young guy named Gus in front of the Ridgewood Savings Bank on the corner of Myrtle Ave and Forest Ave...not sure if he is still there, but even in 10 degree weather he was there and so was a line of people waiting...the small sabrett dogs were the best....Does anyone know what happened to him?[/QUOTE] Last I heard Gus got married, had a few kids and was living in Greece. My wife used to work for Ridgewood Savings so we were frequent visitors to his stand.
Jack The Cabbie

New York, NY

#30 May 14, 2008
Living in Ohio now, boy do I miss Nathans!!
Richard Simmons

Patchogue, NY

#31 May 14, 2008
Nothing like a nice big weiner for lunch.
Slappy White

Jamaica, NY

#32 May 14, 2008
Just what fatazzzzz Long Islanders need...more hot dogs.

Lakewood, NJ

#34 May 14, 2008
The best hot dogs in the world are at Dominicks hot dog truck on Woodhaven Blvd. parked at St. Johns cemetery he charges a little more than other hot dog trucks but gives you a better hot dog the brand is house of weenies, there is always a long line of truckers and people who work and live in the neighborhood to eat this wonderful hot dog.
Long Beach Len

Saint Petersburg, FL

#35 May 14, 2008
Thank you to those people who posted the latest news about my Aunt and Uncle's truck.I have not been by there in a long time.My Uncle died a number of years ago in Florida.He left the business to Family members.I know that he was always having trouble with Suffolk County over his permit(s)Over what i have no idea.If anyone knows why Suffolk County gave him a hard time please let me.Thank you again for the kind words regarding my Aunt and Uncle's business.
Doggie Style

Freeport, NY

#36 May 18, 2008
Howzabout the truck on New Hwy near Republic? The long haired chick is hot...

“Love The BBQ”

Since: May 08


#37 May 18, 2008
Try Fatty Belt Buckles Fattys Foot Long in Rocky Point
Neal wrote:
Any list without Charlies Hot Dog Stand on Spur Dr is typical Newsday crap.That's why Rosa's pizza in Huntington was left off the Pizza list last time too.Newsday=No taste

“Love The BBQ”

Since: May 08


#38 May 18, 2008
Try Fatty Belt Buckles In Rocky Point Fattys Foot Long you will love it
GeorgeC wrote:
I used to love Charlie's as I kid. But in their last couple of years before they shut down, they went down hill. One of the girls there was also sneezing, her hair was all over the place, she was nasty to everybody (if you're family you know who I'm talking about). The buns were mushy and they just didn't seem to care about the family reputation anymore. I found much better places on LI after I stopped going to Charlies. I guess all good things come to an end.
If you're ever in NJ, go to Rutts Hut.
c riley

Inwood, NY

#39 May 23, 2008
the jb dawgs in syosset is a smart choice for this article
best wurst and menu this side of vienna and berlin and they are creative enough to change it regularly

Brooklyn, NY

#41 May 26, 2008
RAPACKI AND SONS makes the best franks.... good old AMERICAN AND KIELBASA FRANKS plus the famous kielbasa.... they are the best... 3 locations.. EAST MEADOW, NEW HYDE PARK and Lindenhurst....family owned and operated for 40 years... they also make a super potato salad....


#42 Jun 6, 2008


#43 Jun 6, 2008
new kid on the block i found a new hot dog truck the outher day while i was haveing my oil changed at the sears auto center in hicksville on rt 106 he's got one real good tasting hot dog he's located right in the auto centers parking lot

United States

#44 Jun 6, 2008
Reading this article in the Chicago Tribune - and laughing. I think they want to get a feud going between Chicago style dogs and LI or any NY dog. I just like hot dogs - but that doesn't count yucky Oscar Mayer at Disney World.

Cambridge, MA

#45 Nov 20, 2008
Polish101, Rapacki and Sons sold me some of the most foul kielbasa and sauerkraut I have ever seen. This stuff was so old and stinky, I had to remove it from my house for fear of it smelling like pickling spices forever, gross.

Bronx, NY

#46 Dec 13, 2008
best hot dog guy is little lulu's commack road Deer Park Ny Great hero's just like Charlies

Gaithersburg, MD

#47 Jun 2, 2009
Bill D wrote:
<quoted text> Last I heard Gus got married, had a few kids and was living in Greece. My wife used to work for Ridgewood Savings so we were frequent visitors to his stand.
I used to live in Ridgewood too and banked there also. I think I remember that hot dog stand. Sorry, but I don't have any news of Gus.
I live in the DC area too and miss those Ridgewood hot dog stands and the soft pretzels too!

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