Frankfurters from the Troy Pork Store

troy pork store hot dogs

Sizzle. Snap. Yummm.

Perhaps it was the happy little pigs beckoning to us from the window of The Troy Pork Store that brought us into the 85 year old shop at 4th and Ferry streets (someone clearly hasn't told those pigs what goes on there), but it's the frankfurters inside that will bring us back.

troy pork store window pigsIf it's possible to be "hot dog snobs" we freely admit, we are. If the skin doesn't snap as your teeth hit the surface, if it doesn't pop and sizzle in your mouth, then frankly (no pun intended), why bother. It's just a hot dog. It's really not worth it. The frankfurters from The Troy Pork Store are definitely worth it.

When you bite in, not only does the skin on these housemade beef and pork dogs snap and sizzle, but you get the faint taste of -- wait -- is that... bacon? Yep. And, with apologies to our vegan friends, what isn't more fun without a hint of bacon?

The Bottom Line

Sure, at 4.59 a pound, they're a little more than you'd expect to pay for hot dogs, but if you want to impress the folks at the BBQ, go for it. If you're going to eat a hot dog, it should be a reallllllly good hot dog.

Find It

Troy Pork Store
158 4th St
Troy, NY 12180

troyporkstore.com

Comments

Holy Dog!

My boyfriend loves this place - I don't eat anything that had a face, but he's mentioned good things about the $1.50 hot dog lunch special and the subs that pack in 1/2 lb of meat.

But why limit yourself to hot dogs and subs? Try the chorizos, linguiça, or weisswurst.

Johnsonville can take their sausages somewhere else — the Pork Store's brats are just about perfect. And if you can be one of the lucky few to get the cheddarwurst before it sells out, congratulate yourself.

My family and I have been patronizing the Troy Pork Store for the past few years and have never been disappointed.

@James: Psst... don't let this get around... but when we were there on Monday there were cheddarwurst in the case.

@Greg

Just picked some up today... this is gonna be some goooooood grillin'.

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