The Saratoga hot dog saga: a happy ending

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Hot dogs!

Remember the hot dog vendor who got bumped from Saratoga's Congress Park when another vendor complained that the city wouldn't allow her to set up a stand? Well, here's a happy ending for you.


Ed Miller, aka the hot dog/knish/Italian ice guy of Saratoga has found a new home on Broadway.

hot-dog.jpgAnd guess what? Turns out business is better than ever. "There's more foot traffic here," says Miller. Miller's stand is now tucked into a little space between Borders and The Shoe Depot, where thousands of pedestrians pass everyday. There's even a happy dancing hot dog who makes sure they don't miss him.

He says now he's not only feeding hungry tourists, but lots of locals on lunch breaks. It's better than a happy ending. It's a happy ending with mustard.

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We need more of these little eateries and street food vendors around the Capital Region. It's one of the things I really miss when returning from big cities, especially outside of the U.S.

It should be noted that on the back of that happy dancing hot dog it reads "THE HOT DOG KING OF SARASOTA". Amazing and awesome for sure. I asked Ed what was up with Sarasota, and he said it was a misprint, but he was going to leave it as it is "a good conversation piece".

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