The Saratoga hot dog saga: a happy ending


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.


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".

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

Thank you!

...has 24 comments, most recently from Erik

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine