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Pete's Hot Dog Stand

293 South William St., Newburgh, NY - (845) 561-0211
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/22/2014 5:17:00 PM
Old timers lament that Pete's no longer serves locally-made Temple Hill wieners; like so much of Newburgh, the meat-packing plant that made them died. But the natural-casing Boar's Head tube steaks at this vintage dog house (since 1932) are not to be dissed. They are big, snappy fellas, extending well beyond the bun, available with all sorts of toppings including NYC-style sautéed onions, bacon bits, and cheese. The two primary designs are chili-dogs. One is the classic Texas weiner (e-i) topped with fine-grind meat sauce, onions, and mustard; the other is smothered with chili that is a thick cinnabar emulsion of pulverized beans and a fair measure of heat.

Side dish? Potato chips by the bag. That's all there is. While regular soda pop is available, to dine like a real Newburghian you'll want to accompany your hot dogs by a carton of chocolate milk. It is the preferred beverage in many Hudson Valley hot dog shops.

Pete's is a small shack where much business is take-out; there are a handful of tables inside and a couple of picnic tables in the parking lot.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Pulverized beans give the chili on this dog a sweet, starchy presence, balanced by enough hot pepper to make one harmonious tube steak. Chopped raw onions might have been a good addition, but mustard would be superfluous.
"Pulverized beans give the chili on this dog a sweet, starchy presence, balanced by enough hot pepper to make one harmonious tube steak. Chopped raw onions might have been a good addition, but mustard would be superfluous."
Michael Stern





Pete's makes a fine version of the traditional Texas weiner -- sauce, mustard, onions -- that is found throughout southeastern New York and along the Hudson River up to and (arguably) including Plattsburg.
"Pete's makes a fine version of the traditional Texas weiner -- sauce, mustard, onions -- that is found throughout southeastern New York and along the Hudson River up to and (arguably) including Plattsburg."
Michael Stern


Place your order and pay at the counter; carry the food out or take it to a table.
"Place your order and pay at the counter; carry the food out or take it to a table."
Michael Stern


Pete's in 1940
"Pete's in 1940"
Michael Stern


A portrait of Pete hangs on the dining room wall.
"A portrait of Pete hangs on the dining room wall."
Michael Stern


Although its neighborhood is down at the heels, Pete's is just up the street from Newburgh's still-impressive Downing Park, co-designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux at the beginning of the 20th century. Vaux and Olmstead are best known for Manhattan's Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
"Although its neighborhood is down at the heels, Pete's is just up the street from Newburgh's still-impressive Downing Park, co-designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux at the beginning of the 20th century. Vaux and Olmstead are best known for Manhattan's Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park."
Michael Stern



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