Hofmann Sausage is Bringing Snappy Grillers to Dallas

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Hofmann Sausage Co
News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial Day.

I've never had a Hoffman's snappy griller, but I'm pretty sure I know exactly what to expect when I pick up several hundred before my next encounter with a charcoal Weber grill. Natural-casing hot dogs are big in upstate New York, and renditions from Zweigle's, based in Rochester, and Sahlen's, based in Buffalo, have been pushing their way south and appearing in grocery stores as far away as Virginia.

Texas, however, marks a new frontier for the carpetbagging wieners.

The casings on these dogs blister and split, and eventually blacken on a hot grill, adding a snappy and papery texture as well as a smoky flavor to each link. Try them on a soft roll with onions, mustard and good quality spicy pickle relish (try making your own) and your summer cookouts will become a thing of legend.

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Zweigle's hot dogs blistering on a Clayton, New York, grill


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M. Bourque
M. Bourque

Hoffmans hot dogs are the BEST ever made. Question: If a Texas Company has bought them is there a way to contact them and get those hot dogs selling in Cary/ Apex North Carolina where a lot of people are from New York????

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

I prefer Thumman's;  which is a NY/NJ purvayor of excellent cold cuts and hot dogs.   Interesting, many years ago the Dallas Albertson's carried Thuman products, but for some reason stopped. 

The Thuman hot dog is a natural casing sausage and is highly rated.  It is widely the go-to dog for the famous "ripper" dog (deep fried, then finished on the griddle) made famous at places like Hiram's , Rutt's Hut, and Goffle Inn.  In their dedication to perfection, Thumman's makes a special dog (using semolina and soy protein that enhances the deep frying experience).  Now that's dedication to perfection !

Mervis
Mervis

Nothing like a carpetbagging wiener.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Coming to a cookout near me, oh yes, these will be devoured.

Jay Jerrier
Jay Jerrier

This is awesome news...hopefully they will be the same as "Saugy Dogs" from Saugatuck, RI.  

biff
biff

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twinwillow
twinwillow

A very big second for Thumann's! The only store I know that still carries Thumann's dogs in the natural casing is Hirsch's Meat Market in Plano. I buy them there about every 10 days or so. They're my favorite! They also carry Thumann's delicious potato salad as well.Deli-News carries Thumanns's pork breakfast sausage links. Also in the natural casing. The best you'll ever eat. They're the short fat ones.

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

The other great American dog is Leon's outta Chicago.  Everybody knows Vienna, but Leon's, was established in 1924 and is still owned by the original family (Austrian immigrant family run by the founder's grandaughter).

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