Skip to comments.Hungry patron delivers knuckle sandwich, with a side of pickles (Quincy MA)
Posted on 05/13/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The agitated sandwich shop customer disliked the pickles. Now shes 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 fledwithout the sandwichbut 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 Nathans Famous Hot Dogs at the Quincy subway station, the transit police said.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
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!!!!)
“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.
“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?”
geeze....I love pickles
geeze....I love pickles
Me too! But not on a steak and cheese sub!
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.
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.
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!
Drop in 1 TBSP bacon grease.
Simmer hot dogs.
celery salt, eh?
(sorta like catnip for humans?)
if you just put the dogs in the hot water without boiling, do they cooK???
maybe there is a “hot dog steamer” machine for sale on the internet?
i’ll pass on that recipe
i think the trick to Costco dogs is probably in the “steam” approach someone wrote us about?
I think all hot dogs are “fully cooked” when purchased.
I don’t blame her. I want a steak wit’ Wiz, I don’t want no other crap near my Philly.
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.
Oh man, Nathans. Now I’m hungry ...
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!
solid red, too, eh?
i will start shopping for one
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.....?
Maybe not, I never eat those. Definitely on a cheezbruger
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
(not necessary for anyone to buy thru this vendor, there are many other sources)
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.
Knuckle sandwich - it’s what’s for dinner.
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)
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...
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
Should have gone to Burger King and had it her way.......
That little guy is fabulous!
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!)
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.
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)
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