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Double Dog Delightful – Retro Dog Dinner

7 Feb

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It’s hard to imagine someone as thrilled as I to have a meal made from all those inglorious cookbooks from the 60’s and 70’s. And yet at Hot Diggity, the happening hot dog restaurant on South Street in the great city of Philly,  they made not only a meal from these recipes, but a stellar banquet of hot dog laden retro delights.

Appetizers to start…

1. Hot Doggities – tempting pieces of hot dog enrobed in cornflakes

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2. Hot Dog Olives – olives stuffed with a cream cheese and hot dog mix

3. Glazed Hot Dogs – your favorite salad dressing (French, Ranch or Honey Mustard) on a hot dog

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4. Cuke and Hot Dog Spread

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Salads followed…

1. In the Pink  Potato Salad – potato salad colored naturally with red beet juice

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2. Apple and Hot Dog Salad -a macaroni salad with…well the name says it all

3. PERFECTION SALAD – this was a work of retro recipe art – a medley of salad vegetables encased in a beautiful work of Jell-o.

You’ll need two photos to really feel like you’ve seen it properly

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IMG_2398 (2) (up close and tempting – notice the attractive radish garnishes)

And now, the Entree….

Oriental Hot Dog Casserole – back in the 70’s Chinese food was all the rage for experimental housewives looking to add some foreign flavor to their meals. (this mostly meant adding water chestnuts and little those little corn cobs to your recipes) That this is also a casserole meant it was both easy to make and exotic!

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Specialty of the House…

Of course you want to spoil your guests when you’re having them over for dinner and the staff at Hot Diggity was no exception. This main dish was a wonder to behold…

Hot Dogs in Fruited Brandy Sauce (so impressive!)

IMG_2399 (2)  A luscious dish gorgeously presented.

And when you think you can’t eat any more, there’s always room for…

JELL-O!!!!

Berry and lime Jell-o Mold

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Want some hot dog fun of your very own? Hot Diggity does more with hot dogs than you could ever imagine. See their website for more…

http://www.thehotdiggity.com/

or go to their facebook page to check out their latest events…

https://www.facebook.com/thehotdiggity

Hot Diggity

20 Jan

Just a quickie…

You love the 70’s. You really love the 70’s cookbooks. And you super really love those wild 70’s recipes that use hotdogs. Then this is for you…

THE RETRO HOTDOG DINNER AT HOT DIGGITY!!!!

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at 8 pm

630 South St, Phila., PA

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Can you resist such a stellar menu? …

First Course:
Glazed hot dogs
Hot “diggities”
Cuke and hot dog spread
Hot dog olives

Second Course:
Asian Hot Dog Casserole
Hot dogs in fruited brandy sauce

Third Course:
“In the pink” potato and hot dog salad
Hot dog apple salad

Fourth Course:
Citrus and berry Jello mold

 

More info and details for making reservations on these sites….

http://philly.eater.com/archives/2014/01/17/retro-hot-dog-dinner-at-hot-diggity.php

http://www.thehotdiggity.com/