I took a trip up to Plattsburgh, NY yesterday to visit McSweeney’s Red Hots. They are located on route 3 west, off of I-87 exit 37. Take a left off the ramp and about 1/2 mile they are on the right.
The food there is great! I had two dogs with meat sauce, one all the way with mustard, onions and the other with just meat sauce. I also had an order of their fresh cut fries and onion rings. They also have car hop service which I didn’t fine out about until I was walking to the door and saw a tray resting on the side of someones car door. The next hint was the waitresses running past me!
For those in the Mid Hudson Valley, I would compare these to a Coney dog, similar to the Coney Island in Middletown. The sauce at McSweeney’s and Claire and Carl’s is lighter in color and has more of a cumin flavor.
I have heard people refer to hot dogs up here two ways, either a Red Hot or a Michigan.