FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

By the View Crew
Hot Dogs! Who wants Hot Dogs!
You can’t have 4th of July, or heck a picnic in July without having hot dogs. Hot Dogs and baseball go hand in hand, so many are grateful for the abbreviated 60 game season. Of course, there is always the basic hot dog with mustard and ketchup, but there are so many options that are truly a full meal. We have some local hall of fame dogs and we have some new dogs that will be legendary in time and celebrate our legends. Best of all, a hot dog is portable, one of the easiest things to grab and go and you know, you can always eat one more, even if you are full.

We will start this off with the most American Graffiti Modesto place you can get a hot dog. As we cruise up G Street to 14th, we cruise in to A & W. This is Modesto’s vintage drive in. And what is there is nothing short of magic. This a really simple order, Coney Dog, Cheese Curds and a mug of frosty root beer. You need to turn your radio to the 92.3 / 920 the Vine and sink your teeth into a tasty hot dog, covered with chili and onions and then wash it down with the best root beer in the world. Period. This is a Modesto summer classic and don’t miss the Friday night Cruise Ins.

A&W Drive In
G and 14th Street, Modesto

Graffiti Dogs
This place, located on the Historic Cruise Route just screams classic Modesto. The dogs are amazing and you need to cruise in. The signature Graffiti Dog is made with housemade onion relish, kraut, bleu cheese, homemade bacon jam, sautéed bell peppers, tomato, pesto aioli, brown mustard and onion straws. It is just as delicious as you imagine. You can substitute the hot dog with hotlink, brat or vegan brat. On a hot day, it goes great with a nice cool Dole Whip. In the picture Tiffani Escobedo Chef/Ryan Braun Manager
Graffiti Dogs
1002 10th Street Modesto

PS: ModestoView Hack – Get a Dole Whip at Graffiti Dogs, and then go to Ralston’s Goat for a shot of dark rum. Just sayin’

Barkin’ Dogs has been delivering amazing dogs for years. It has been a great home to local music as well, so there have been many opportunities to sample these treats. Barkin Dogs take on the classic Chicago Dog with a California twist. Casper hot dog with relish, fresh tomatoes, onions fresh jalapeños and mustard. The jalapeños give it a pop of flavor just like a fly ball. Try one the next time you are in downtown Modesto. Say Hi to Hanibal Yadegar, the owner
Barkin’ Dog Grill
940 11th Street, Modesto

Krepe Dogs
I am a bit of a hot dog snob and have to say the Sancho Dog is one of the better one I have eaten in Modesto! – MJ Mangano

Sancho Dog
Bacon wrapped 100% beef hot dog, grilled onion, carne asada, chorizo, ketchup, house dressing, One fried egg & chile flakes. Jorge Rodriguez (in pic) is the owner of the truck along with his wife Eileen.

Phone your order in
Grub Hub on 9th and G Street

Turlock has one of the best places to get great dogs. Step on in to Footers and you will be amazing with the selection. The Louisiana Hot Link is a hall of fame and one of our favorites is the Kraut Dog. If you are brave, you can check out the Night Train Dog with chili Beans, Onion, Jalapeno Peppers, Salsa, Choice of all Beef, Polish, Hot Link or Linguica. Wow. You need something refreshing like a root beer float to go with this.
Main Street Footers
425 E Main St, Turlock 95380

Honorable Mention
If you need a dog and you need it now, there is no shame in getting the basic mustard dog at Der Wienershnitzel. Sometimes you just gotta and it is fast, easy, good and cheap and of course, there is your own grill where you can put all of your own toppings and even have another one when no one’s looking.

About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.