Thanks Saint Matt ,
I’m a big Beach boys fan , seen them over 100 times over the past 25 years , from the entire group to Brian Solo , to Al Jardines Beach Family and Friends .
I saw Dennis next to last concert Summer of 83 in New Jersey before he was banned from the band and drowned and caught a beer can he threw from the stage midway , yes midway through the concert . He was hammered throughout .
July 4th 83 I walked along the beach with Bruce as they were building the stage for the show , we camped out for two days , front row baby.
July 4th 84 at the Wash. monument was very cool , Ringo and the Moody Blues , the Ojays and others .
Probably the best was Brians solo concert at the Beacon Theatre in his return tour , we were about 10th row , right behind Ronnie Spector . 99 I think it was .
Have all their albums , 8 tracks , cassettes and cds if you know what I mean .
This probably deserves a new musical theme thread but oh well , you will probably get moved like we did for our West Jersey tour , we were banned to the Misc. Food section .
So watch out , beware , the powers that be are watching , .
PS – Besides love and mercy , Imagination by Brian and a nice little Bruce Johnston written song called Disney Girls are really cool too .
There was just the two of us on the tour. We’ll explore other parts of the Bay Area eventually.
Anyone who’s both a hot dog fan and a Brian Wilson fan can’t be all bad!
How many attended ?
I wish they all could be California Girls !!!!!!
Love and Mercy
Sorry I never got around to reporting back about our SF Hot Dog Tour. Here is a brief report:
World Sausage Grill: A large selection of sausages and beer. I was disappointed with my all-beef dog. My buddy had some sort of spicy turkey or chicken sausage and really liked it. Neither of us liked the buns. Good German potato salad. This place is worth a try if you’re in the neighborhood, but I wouldn’t cross town for it.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill: A small but excellent menu. I had knockwurst and my friend had the beer sausage. We both loved it. Excellent buns. Bottled sodas. A class act all around and worth a trip across town.
Fatt Dog: A new chain that was voted "best all-beef dog in the Bay Area." I had the German garlic frankfurter and it was very good and very potent. I was tasting garlic for the next several hours. My friend found out the hard way that he doesn’t like bockwurst. Decent potato salad. Frito-Lay chips. No bottled sodas, just your typical self-serve soda fountain. This place is worth seeking out.
The Dog-Out: This is the franchise arm of the Top Dog chain. Pretty much the same as Top Dog. I had the chicken apple sausage and it was fine. Don’t remember what my friend had, but he liked it alright. Bottled sodas. Worth a try if you happen to be in the neighborhood. It’s in a crummy part of town, so go to one of the other dog joints if don’t have any other reason to be in that area.
Perry’s Joint: This place changed hands a week before we tried it and was now called "The Unity Cafe." But, they were still serving dogs. We both ordered the chilli dog. It was a large dog served in a foil lined basket. I thought it was good but not great. My friend was unimpressed. They sell other lunch items, ice cream and candy. This could really be a cool little joint in the right hands. But judging from the new name, my guess is that the new owner is clueless.
Let’s Be Frank: This is a cart that sells "The Omega Dog – The world’s healthiest hot dog." They set up outside the ballpark on game days. These are five bucks a pop and worth it. Made from all-natural beef and full of omega-3 fatty acids. I had two and really felt good afterwards. A tasty dog too. Served with grilled onion. My buddy was equally impressed. They also set up their cart at Crissy Field. Well worth seeking out.
We also tried to go to What’s Up Dog and the Dogzilla Cafe, but they were closed.
Well East Coast hot dog lovers are hip, I really dig the all-beef dogs they eat;
And the Southern dogs with the way they’re slawed,
they knock me out when I’m down there;
The Mid-West’s Chicago Style really make you feel alright;
And the Northern New York State white hots with the way they taste, they keep their diehard fans warm all night.
I been all around this great big world
And I’ve had all kinds of dogs.
Yeah, but I can’t wait to get back in the states, back to the best dogs in the world.
With apologies to Brian et al,
Having lived in San Francisco for 14 years I can honestly say that there are no great dogs in The City. Casper’s and Top Dog in the East Bay but nothing that I’m aware of in San Francisco. Casper’s serves a Chicago style dog with tomatoes which coming from the East Coast is a acquired taste.
A. I didn’t take the picture. I found it on the web, but it seems to have disappeared anyway.
B. Yesterday, it was almost as hot here as San Jose is all summer. I had to take off my jacket, even in the evening. But thank Heaven the fog was back today (I could see it all day, but over my head was the usual bright blue sky and bracing sunshine).
now now Michael calm down
BT and I are only having a little fun………….. Right BT?
And don’t forget boys …..the big race next weekend here in the real big City
Grand Prix of San Jos� will be one of California’s largest and most anticipated sporting events.
2005 will be the inaugural Champ Car event roaring through the streets of San Jos�.
The Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jos� event will represent so much more than a race.
It will be a week long non-stop festival both on and off the
track. Featuring an on-site checkered flag festival area with
music, interactive games, music, driver autograph sessions and much more!
BT……………… no matter how big you blow up that picture of San Francisco
you’ll still not be bigger then the 10th largest city
in the US San Jose California, Capital of Silicon Valley
That’s right shipmate we became the 10th largest city
a few weeks ago. I’m sure you folks didn’t get to read
about that news in the Examiner……. I’m not sure if that paper
is even published at all.
or was that the Chronicle that went belly up?
By the way BT, I supose you took that picture of SF
last winter because I hear that you folks have
been in ice cold fog for the past 4 weeks.
Roadfooders here is what SF real looks like all summer
You see Michael we can agree on some things………………….
Casper’s is also my choise of hot dog and I would put them up against any brand on the East Coast.
Thank god for Casper’s for if it weren’t for that brand I would be in total depression.
I know of no hot-dog joints around San Jose serving them so we do, as you, have to eat them at home.
I could not believe it but they sell them at our Costco in a 3# lbs package.
some Casper news….
Legendary Casper’s Hot Dogs Chain to Close Flagship Location
There is a sausage place at Church and Market called World Sausage Grill. A little upscale if all you are looking for is a hot dog, but my son the hot dog freak loves it.
My favorite hot dog stand is my own kitchen. Sorry, I always make hot dogs at home, as it’s one of the easiest quick dinners possible. Casper’s hot dogs are my choice, because I want that natural casing snap, but John prefers Ball Parks.
From my hot dog stand you can see all of Downtown SF, plus the suspension span of the Bay Bridge, and much of the East Bay.
Still, I’m glad to read your suggestions!
Thanks. My guess is that they are somehow associated with the Top Dog chain as the logo and menu are almost exactly the same.
Look, you can’t say that without letting us in on what is the first thing.
Cioppino, Cioppino, Cioppino and more Cioppino![:p]
Look, you can’t say that without letting us in on what is the first thing.
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