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Hungry patron delivers knuckle sandwich, with a side of pickles (Quincy MA)
Cable News Network ^ | 9:46 AM EDT, Mon May 13, 2013 | Melissa Gray and Joe Sterling

Posted on 05/13/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The agitated sandwich shop customer disliked the pickles. Now she’s in one with the cops.

A Massachusetts woman who ordered a steak-and-cheese sub at a subway station was so angry about “too many pickles” on her sandwich that she punched an employee and shoved two jars of pickles at her, transit police said Monday. The jars shattered and the customer fled—without the sandwich—but the brine-covered employee managed to catch up with her and hold her until transit and local police arrived ….

The incident happened Saturday at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs at the Quincy subway station, the transit police said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: massachusetts; nathans; quincy; subwaystation

1 posted on 05/13/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

one reason mail order (website or regular) is so popular is to avoid nuts like this at the store (or in the parking lot, or on the road to the store)

alas, I still haven’t figured out how to cook Costco hotdogs at home that taste nearly as good as when you buy them fresh made at Costco for $1.49 each, including relish, onions, saurkraut, and mustard

(and all the soda pop you can drink)

if i could figure out how to make hot dogs taste good when I cook them at home, I could skip my Costco trips (they have NOT ONLY the world’s best hot dogs, they have the world’s most dangerous parking lot!!!!)


2 posted on 05/13/2013 12:41:03 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Olog-hai

“After Tina Drouin, 49, ordered the sub, she immediately complained the employee was “putting too much s***” on the sandwich and shouted “other derogatory comments regarding the preparation of the steak and cheese,” police said.”

Might just be a psycho, but I’m thinking she may well have been more than a little smashed when she ordered. Drunks can be the worst to deal with in a food service setting.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 12:42:26 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Well, I could flick some of these pickles off my sandwich, but that would be too much trouble. Why don’t I just assault you instead?”


4 posted on 05/13/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Olog-hai

geeze....I love pickles


5 posted on 05/13/2013 12:43:25 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley

geeze....I love pickles

Me too! But not on a steak and cheese sub!


6 posted on 05/13/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: faithhopecharity

Have you put them in a pot of water and heated the water slowly? Do not boil the water, just let the dogs sit in the hot water until they get warm. What you’re trying to do is “steam” the dogs.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Well, one thing is for sure, if you want the hot dogs to taste good, don’t boil them. Grill them, or even just throw them in a toaster oven, if you still have one of those.

Also, you have to add a pinch of celery salt, that is the “secret” condiment.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SAMWolf

steaming in an actual steamer is probably a better idea- I can’t imagine Costco selling an undercooked item (warm water?)

Steam will heat it hotter than boiling, but not boil away the flavor

Also, make sure you buy the same dogs they have- they may not be the same. You gotta have a good product if you are going to sell them for $1.49

My favorite way is BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION!


9 posted on 05/13/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: faithhopecharity
Heat up skillet.

Drop in 1 TBSP bacon grease.

Simmer hot dogs.

yum.

10 posted on 05/13/2013 12:57:56 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Boogieman

celery salt, eh?

thanks!

(sorta like catnip for humans?)


11 posted on 05/13/2013 1:03:19 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SAMWolf

if you just put the dogs in the hot water without boiling, do they cooK???

thanks

maybe there is a “hot dog steamer” machine for sale on the internet?


12 posted on 05/13/2013 1:04:18 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: red-dawg

thanks
i’ll pass on that recipe

i think the trick to Costco dogs is probably in the “steam” approach someone wrote us about?


13 posted on 05/13/2013 1:04:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Mr. K

I think all hot dogs are “fully cooked” when purchased.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 1:08:10 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t blame her. I want a steak wit’ Wiz, I don’t want no other crap near my Philly.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Mr. K
You gotta have a good product if you are going to sell them for $1.49

That hasn't been the case for years. $1.49 is about middling for gas station hot dogs these days. A DECENT hot dog (e.g. Steak and Shake) runs closer to $3.

Oh, and grilling beats steaming ANY day.
16 posted on 05/13/2013 1:15:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: faithhopecharity

http://www.hsn.com/products/cuizen-800-watt-hot-dog-steamer-with-bun-warmer/6813598

17 posted on 05/13/2013 1:17:13 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: faithhopecharity
alas, I still haven’t figured out how to cook Costco hotdogs at home that taste nearly as good as when you buy them fresh made at Costco for $1.49 each, including relish, onions, saurkraut, and mustard

I have the same problem with Italian sausage--when I cook them at home to put into a pasta dish, they're never as good as the sausages found at a good Italian restaurant. I often cook them in a George Foreman grill, but maybe that's not the way to go.

18 posted on 05/13/2013 1:17:45 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Olog-hai

Oh man, Nathans. Now I’m hungry ...


19 posted on 05/13/2013 1:21:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: faithhopecharity

In my prep dorm, we just stripped the ends off an extension cord, stuck a nail in each end of the hot dog, wired ‘em up, and plugged it in! Weren’t the greatest, but they weren’t bad either!


20 posted on 05/13/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SolidRedState

well well....
solid red, too, eh?

thanks!
i will start shopping for one


21 posted on 05/13/2013 1:25:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

gee? well, I would not hesitate to try that back in my old college dorm (since it had already been condemned by both the city engineer and the health department). But, I’d not want to burn our own home down.....?


22 posted on 05/13/2013 1:26:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: jimmyo57

Maybe not, I never eat those. Definitely on a cheezbruger


23 posted on 05/13/2013 1:31:30 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: faithhopecharity

Nah, it’s just what they use on hot dogs to give them that little something “extra”. Careful though, if you use too much, you won’t taste anything but the salt.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Fiji Hill

I think the problem there is not the preparation, but the sausages. Most good Italian restaurants are making their sausage from scratch, with their own recipe.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 1:35:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: faithhopecharity

Steamed dogs, and steamed buns is the trick. The brand of dog is Costco’s own. They used to exclusively sell Hebrew National, but then there was a problem getting the Kosher meat, and Costco developed their own, or so it was written in their magazine a number of years ago.

We like to steam the dogs/buns, but our trick is to slice the steamed dogs in half, and then the halves in thirds prior to putting them on the buns. The sort of shredded dogs seem to distribute more flavor throughout our “hot dog sandwiches” when we do them that way. We most often use large Sara Lee hamburger buns, or our own home made buns of which I might put the recipe to the weekly cooking thread someday. It’s a Bread Machine recipe I posted multiple times since 1999 on the internet at various cooking sites as the topic came up.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 1:37:16 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: SolidRedState

when shopping for the solid red hot dog steamer per your note, we came across this one at only $21 instead of the c. $90 for the red one.

the customer ratings on this one are quite good.

i wonder, can you see anything obviously wrong or less desirable about this cheaper one? we’d like to save the money if we can...

but if the red one is superior for some reason, then for sure that’s the answer! oh, so long its been...for a really good home-made hotdog!!!

thanks
!!!!
(not necessary for anyone to buy thru this vendor, there are many other sources)

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-HC-01-Electric-Hot-Dog-Steamer/dp/B000TD1KTI/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1368477274&sr=1-1&keywords=maverick+hc-01


27 posted on 05/13/2013 1:38:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Mr. K

IIRC, the Costco cafe umbrellas advertise “Sabrett” dawgs. We buy Nathan’s Famous at Costco, but I can’t imagine they don’t sell Sabrett.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 1:41:44 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Olog-hai

Knuckle sandwich - it’s what’s for dinner.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 1:41:48 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Boogieman

ok thanks i will order some celery salt!
it will be SO nice to get the COstco Snack Bar hotdog effect at home!
Oven, Grill, Microwave, Boiling...all fail to deliver the goods. (Not that Im a good cook, indeed even the cats won’t eat some of my failures)

but thanks!


30 posted on 05/13/2013 1:49:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: faithhopecharity

Are the Costco dogs boiled or “grilled”?

If “grilled”, try pan cooking them with very little oil.

Since Kosher beef franks are insanely expensive, I do that with the less expensive (but almost tasteless) kosher chicken or turkey franks, sometimes rolling them in a little black pepper and garlic powder and then pan cooking them in just a little oil. It’s a small mess to clean the pan, but they are tasty...

Costco had to be using them as expensive loss leaders, as I remember reading that they only recently switched from Hebrew National “kosher” dogs to Kirkland’s; even at wholesale, Hebrew National are not inexpensive...


31 posted on 05/13/2013 2:08:18 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda

The new Costco hot dogs taste exactly the same as the former Costco HNat hot dogs did. And they have exactly the same ingredients lists. My best guess... is that they are still coming from the same source, just carrying the Costco name now is all.
Can’t prove it.
Just looks (and tastes) like it.
Costco does like to have a lot of the things in its store carrying its own house brand.
And for certain, the Costco snack bar hotdogs are the most popular thing on offer at the Costco store. So it would make sense that they just decided to switch over to their own branding on these?

Again, I could be wrong... just guessing is all

and THANK YOU so very much for your great ideas! Much appreciated, fhc


32 posted on 05/13/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Olog-hai

Should have gone to Burger King and had it her way.......


33 posted on 05/13/2013 2:42:45 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: faithhopecharity

That little guy is fabulous!


34 posted on 05/13/2013 2:59:00 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: SolidRedState

ok. we went ahead and ordered the nice red one you recommended (it has a special compartment to soften or heat up the buns, in addition to steaming the hot dogs -— this extra feature could help make a more authentic, Costco-type experience — a dry or stale bun is always a bummer!)

Thanks for the recommendation, and idea!
(Lord knows we’ve tried everything else... ha!)
thank you!


35 posted on 05/13/2013 3:18:12 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: faithhopecharity

I like Costco hot dogs, too. But...my fave hotdogs are at Gray’s Papaya in NYC. They still have their recession special...two (roller grilled) hotdogs and a drink for $4.95.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 3:25:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

good for you!
I’ve heard that Nathan’s serves some great hot dogs in NY too (we can get their grocery hot dogs but somehow I like the Heb National kind better, just a matter of taste I guess)


37 posted on 05/13/2013 3:51:44 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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