Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Review by: Michael Stern
We Make the Wiener; We Bake the Roll says the sign above the entrance to what is one of the nation’s great hot dog shops. Beyond elegantly seasoned, all-beef sausages made from sirloin ground on premises every morning and chewy, flavorful buns that approach Delaware Valley hoagie-roll quality, Hotdog offers what it calls baby pies. They’re single-serving cups of fragile crust holding the freshest imaginable banana cream, coconut cream, chocolate cream, or lemon capped with frothy meringue: true gourmet pies, at the cost of a donut.
Everything made at this remarkable eatery is better than price, location, and ambience suggest. In fact, the ambience is delightful, featuring a staff that is genuinely enthusiastic about the food and a kitchen where you can see master chef JoAnn McSorley baking crusts and assembling the pies, creating relish (yes, it’s from scratch, too), or checking on buns coming out of the oven.
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