Hot dog Excursion continued
My next stop was theGalloping Hill Inn, a quaint establishment which appeared to me to be a well kept up 1920’s or 30’s era Roadhouse- modernized but still reataining the ambiance of that era. There was table service in a wood paneled dining room and walk-up window service in an enclosed with seating at small picnic tables. The place was clean and the restrooms spotless.
Iordered a chili dog, for varietys sake (and because it was the style of dog featured on Hollyeats). The chili was ordinary. Ibroke a piece off the dog to sample it plain. It was favorfull, with I thought a bolder and spicier taste than Jerry’s or Tommy’s.If return, Iwould order the dog plain.
My next stop was Rutt’s Hut. This place is a true anachronism. It appears nothing- including the signs- has been changed in over 50 years. There is a bar-which I did not enter – and a walk up counter. You place your order and eat it standing up at a free standing counter condiments are available in huge metal bowls.Although the place is reasonably clean every thing has an old, shop worn appearance. Although there is a pretty vaied menu, everyone there when I ordered, was eating hot dogs.
All Rutts dogs are deep fried. I ordered a "Ripper" (midway on the Rutts scale of deep-friedness, between a ‘in-and-outer" and a "Cremator"). I covered half the dog with Rutts sweet relish and ate the other half plain.Everyone says Rutts dogs taste unique.They do.I didn’t like them. There was a deep-fat aftertaste. The relish, on the other hand, was exceptionally good. If
I was to return I would have an ‘in-and-outer" covered with relish. (to be continued)