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Once and for all....is a hot dog a sandwich?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Djentleman Dan, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Toto'sDad

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    I had to look closely at that first attachment to see if it was a before or after pic! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Was the "texas lunch" or "famous" a regional thing, or was it national?

    Grew up in Gettysburg, and we had the Texas Lunch as a kid, and a couple of towns over (Hanover, I know there's members from York, PA on here), we had The Famous Hot Wiener (just called "The Famous" in conversation - out of laziness, not politeness), and they had a Texas Lunch in Hanover, too - different ownership, I think.

    Before the Texas Lunch shops were sold to a second owner (who probably had to raise prices to pay off a business loan), you could pretty much go in and get the equivalent of a dollar a dog and dollar fries. 15 years ago, a common take from there was $2.20 for two dogs, fries and a drink. Would be about four bucks now, but the new owners went all deep pockets and made the inside of the place nice on top of the loan.

    Hate that in a hotdog shop! You should smell fries, pig products, and see some heavily worn formica and stainless steel or aluminum in a hot dog shop.
     
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    Typical for the dog shops here, too. parts look to be recycled from a prior patron, and sometimes the chili turns out to be bland and flavorless. It's a risk if you're not in your own town and you're just chancing lunch.
     
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    Not to mention the weird seafoam/blueish interior!

    But hey it at least has a cigarette lighter!!

    It's the little conveniences that matter...
     
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    I think of a sandwich as having the bread (or even bun) on the top and on the bottom. A hotdog has the bread on the left and the right, so it's not built the same as a sandwich.
     
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    That's rather circular reasoning, as the adjective 'sandwiched' comes from the word sandwich, not the other way around.

    What if you take the hot dog bun (or other similarly shaped bread product) and don't put any variety of whole sausage in there, but instead put some other filling (which might be some sort of sliced sausage, or something else). Is that a sandwich?
     
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    Hmm, I always start with the fillings, and then I choose the appropriate surrounding bread for those fillings. It might be bread, or toast, or some kind of round bun, or a Portugese bun. I would never choose a hotdog bun for anything other than a wiener.

    However, if it was the only bread in the house, and I put some sliced meat and maybe cheese, lettuce, and tomato between the two halves of the bun, I would cut the bun completely in two and then turn it so that the bread was on the top and on the bottom. It would then be a sandwich, similar to this.

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    Nope. It’s it’s whole own food group...just like mac ‘n cheese.
     
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    So it matters whether both halves of the bun are completely severed? Or just orientation? Because now we have 4 possibilities:

    Completely severed, served with bread on top and bottom.
    Completely severed, served with bread on sides (probably messy).
    Not severed, bread on top and bottom.
    Not severed, bread on sides.
     
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    Not things are getting out of control. Where I come from that's called a roll.:)
    A salad and salami roll.
     
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    Probably best not to look up "hotdog sandwich" on urban dictionary...
     
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    Back in the day "hotdogging" was a wholesome activity surfers did. Fun for the whole family.
    Today I dare not google that one either.
     
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    Next thing people will want me to believe is that a maple bacon donut is a sandwich because there's meat and sorta-bread.
     
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    It's tea time over here and we're on for pizza. So... if I fold my pizza in half so there's a filling sandwiched in between a bread product that isn't sliced right through, is it...

    a) a pizza
    b) a sandwich
    c) an abomination.
     
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    If you fold your pizza in half you must be from NYC.
     
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    When you eat a Chicago style dog, like from Portillo's, you don't even care what it's called. It's just good.

    On their menu they have dogs, and they have sandwiches, not in the same category.
    I don't think they are the same....a hot dog on a bun is not a sandwhich.
     
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