Top Dogs for the 4th
It’s the heart of summer and the 4th of July is coming up. There’s no better time to fire up the grill for some hot dogs. This year, we are striving for variety. Not just your average hot dog, but some recipes to elevate your dogs to the next level. BLT Dogs, Chicago Dogs, Chili Dogs, we’ve got them all. Check out these great recipes for yourself!
L.A. Street Dogs: These LA Street Dogs encompass all the flavorful qualities of a Los Angeles style dog. Turkey franks accompanied by an adventurous team of bacon, pico de gallo, salsa con queso, and pinto beans. What’s not to love?
The Chicago Dog: A Chicago-style hot dog, or simply Chicago Dog, features a 100% beef frankfurter with a poppyseed bun. Topped with yellow mustard, chopped onion, fresh tomatoes, green relish, pickled sport peppers, celery salt and a whole dill pickle spear. It’s busy but absolutely delicious.
Chipotle Chili Dog: Turn up the heat a notch with a Chipotle Chili Dog. Add a little ground beef, chopped onion, garlic, tomato sauce, and minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Don’t forget to finish It off with some shredded cheddar cheese and green onions.
Nacho Tater Tot Dog: Try this combination with a veggie dog. Tater tots, nacho cheese, and pickled jalapenos, great flavor and easy to put together.
Thai-Style Dog: This Thai-inspired recipe features cabbage, cucumber, and grated carrots in a sweet vinaigrette. Use turkey dogs, topped with the veggie mixture, a spicy Asian aioli, and chopped peanuts for a Thai food experience unlike any other.
Macaroni & Cheese Dogs: Next time you have a cookout put out some mac & cheese and have your guests put it on their hot dogs. Excellent comfort food!
Pulled Pork & Coleslaw Dog: If you’re feeling extra adventurous throw some pulled pork on top of your hot dog. Add some coleslaw for a creamy compliment. Make them as a great menu enhancer for summer get togethers.
Basil Pesto Dogs: With bunches of basil, pesto is easy to make. Spread some onto your hot dog for a simple yet refreshing choice of condiment.
Buffalo Dog: A buffalo dog? Yes, please. Buffalo wing sauce, a little ranch, crumbled blue cheese, chives, scallions, and refreshing celery. This is a great option if you like your dogs a bit hotter.
BLT Dogs: BLT’s are a classic sandwich. We think they are a classic hot dog as well. Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes bacon, and a drizzle ranch, all coming together for one delicious dog.
Vegan Dogs: Finally, vegan dogs. If you don’t eat meat don’t fret, there are great options for you as well. Check out this great recipe from the Cheeky Chickpea. The best part is you can enjoy all of these toppings vegan-style as well.
Hot dogs are one of the most versatile options in the food game. How adventurous you choose to get is up to you and your palate. Whether you prefer the classic ketchup, mustard, and relish or choose to go more outside the box, Price Chopper & Market 32 is your one stop shop for all things hot dog! You can even shop with us online.
home.grown. Hot Dogs and Sausages
We’re proud to partner with some of the best hot dog and sausage makers that call our region home. Many of our local partners are family businesses that have been open for decades, some even over a century! These fine meats, made only with the best ingredients, give our customers tasteful options year-round.
White Eagle: Schenectady, NY
White Eagle is a long-time local partner hailing from our hometown Schenectady! Caroline Bardwell launched this storefront in 2019 and eventually created an e-commerce website. Bardwell continues to connect the producer with the consumer all while supporting the local economy.
Sindoni’s Sausage: Altamont, NY
The Sindoni family opened their Italian Sausage business in 1920 in Schenectady, NY. In 2015, 95 years later, the business relocated to Altamont, NY. The new building is eight times larger than the previous one, which is much needed considering the business produces 5,000 to 9,000 pounds of sausage per week! With the fifth generation of Sindonis now working for the family business, Sindoni’s Sausage is due to keep expanding. They are open for business Monday through Thursday until noon.
Hofmann Sausage Co: Syracuse, NY
Hofmann Sausage Co. originated in Germany before making its way to Syracuse, New York. Now on its 143rd year of business, this company proudly serves high quality products including hot dogs, sausages, beef jerky, hunter sticks, and condiments year round!
Bilinski Sausage: Cohoes, NY
Stacie Waters is the CEO and Owner of Bilinski Sausage. After Waters graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, she came back to the Capital Region to advance the family business which specializes in chicken sausage. With Waters’ leadership, the business developed into only using chickens without antibiotics as well as non-GMO ingredients. Waters visits with all the chicken suppliers to ensure that the chickens are being raised properly. The way animals are treated and what her customers are consuming are extremely important to her!
McKenzie’s Country Classics: Burlington, VT
John and Nellie McKenzie immigrated to Vermont in 1898 and developed their own farm. When Nellie began giving country hams as holiday gifts, word got out about the heavenly taste. The McKenzies never turned back. Today, McKenzie’s belief is, “Be good, do good, and bring good to as many people as we can.” This is why you will find only the finest meats and cheeses at McKenzie’s with no antibiotics or added growth hormones. They take pride in producing healthy, wholesome goods.
Martin Rosol’s: New Britain, CT
Martin Rosol opened his business in 1928 which took place in a converted garage with eight employees. The number of employees expanded as the business advanced with some working here for over 50 years! In addition to their store front, Martin Rosol’s also has an online store where you can find delicious kielbasa, sausage, frankfurters, and cold cuts. Martin Rosol’s manufacturers are famous for their “foot long” frankfurters! Check them out!
Chicopee Provision Co, Inc: MA
Chicopee Provision Co, Inc. has been open for almost 100 years! Not only have they been credited with manufacturing the world’s largest kielbasa, which was 600 pounds, they also take pride in their other delicious products. These include hot dogs, hot and sweet sausages, baked loaves, and more. There is quite a history with this business. The founders faced severe setbacks throughout the years. Flooding from the Connecticut River caused incredible damage to the plant and inventory in 1936, 1938, and 1955. During World War II, the plant almost closed due to the lack of beef and pork. While the war lasted five years, the company withstood these challenges and continued to be a favorite many years later.
Dino’s Sausage: Utica, NY
Originating in 1969, Dino’s Sausage began as an Italian deli before developing into a wholesale provider. Dino’s has gained a reputation over the years for providing superior meats as well as having a delivery service you can count on! Some of their products include Italian sausage, ground port, stick or sliced pepperoni, boneless chicken breast, portioned steak, and much more!
Dietz & Watson: Philadelphia, PA
Dietz and Watson a family-owned business, began in 1939. Their mission is, “To provide the best meat and cheese products on the market by adhering to our guiding principles: choice, quality, transparency, and family.” In addition to fine meats and cheeses, Dietz & Watson has a variety of snacks and condiments that are the perfect pairing for any meal. You can also find recipes on their website that fit all different needs. These include: gluten free, low sodium, keto, game day, vegetarian, and more.
Ultimate Guide to Tailgating
Fall has begun and football season is underway. That means the return of one of our favorite pastimes, tailgating! There’s nothing like getting together with your friends, enjoying good food and cold brews, and getting amped for the big game. It’s a tradition that will never get old! Here’s our guide to the ultimate tailgate.
When it comes to tailgating, there are plenty of great options. The first is a sub & sandwich platter. If you’re tailgating with a decent-sized group, sandwich platters are easy. They can feed the group, and they are good for bringing on the go and eating outdoors. They are fantastic for making sure everyone gets a good amount of eats. Plus, the PICS potato chips you brought to snack on are a great compliment!
The next option, grilling. If you have a dedicated griller in the group bringing your setup to the tailgate is a fun idea. Burgers, hot dogs, steak, sausage linksand more are all great options for gameday. Don’t forget the burger buns and hot dog rolls!
Now, let’s talk snacks and sides. We mentioned PICS potato chips. How about tortilla chips to dip into salsa or guac? Convenient and easy for travel. Potato salad, macaroni salad, and pasta salad containers are also nice options. They go great with grilled meats or sandwiches, and the small containers are very portable.
Can’t forget some cold beer to wash down the delicious food. For tailgating, a nice light beer such as Bud Light is a strong choice. You’ll be able to enjoy some cold ones, while keeping your head in the game. Rather than being filled up on heavier beverages. As always, make sure to drink responsibly!
Don’t forget to tap into our Simple Done line of products for the paper plates, utensils, napkins, and cups you need for tailgating!
We’re excited to have football back to get back to tailgating. Don’t forget to stop by your local Price Chopper and Market 32 all season long for all of your essentials. Here’s to a fun, successful season of celebrating !