Hofmann's Hots Close to Opening (Updated)

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UPDATE: I just confirmed with a spokesperson for Hofmann's Hots that the restaurant will be open for hot dog consumption this Friday morning at 11 a.m. The restaurant will operate from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

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Hofmann Hots, the diner-themed hot dog restaurant in the Trinity Groves complex, will open its doors to the public within a few weeks. A number of press events and soft openings have been scheduled over over the next few days while they work out any remaining kinks.

Hofmann Hots is the latest of a string of restaurant projects to be "incubated" at the Trinity Groves project, including Babb Bros. BBQ and Blues, an Asian street food concept and more.

A menu preview teases fajita dogs with bell peppers and cheese, Himalayan dogs with curry aioli and chutney, bruschetta and other specialty dogs, but I'm most interested in the links themselves.

Hofmann's Sausage brands their links as a snappy griller, in reference to the natural casings used when making the hot dogs. If you've ever had a good rendition you know they pop when you bite through the casing. I've heard the claim for snappy dogs at the Bowery, and most recently at Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs, but the tube steaks never deliver. We'll see if Hoffman's, which is based out of Syracuse, New York, makes good on that snappy promise.


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Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

Meh, had some good good dogs at the Swiss Pastry shop today..Luscher's redhots...they did them up Chitown style..Muey bueno in me belly!

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Dallas based Zaccanelli Food Group - led by native Syracuse resident Frank Zaccanelli - acquires Hofmann Sausage Co. and begins to expand the 133-year old regional icon into a national business operation....

Zacanelli Foods is owned by Frank Zacanelli, Phil Romano, and Roger Staubach  the same developers of Trinity Grove, this is a real estate play....the idea of a "restaurant incubator development  is a joke, restaurant incubator space occurs all over the neighborhoods of Dallas, we don't need some corporate branding of Trinity Groves to make Dallas a hip restaurant scene......... 

Hoffman Franks are mediocre at best......as is most corporate factory food.



primi_timpano
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Why can't anyone open a James Coney Island and put these ersatz hot dog restaurants to bed.

datc4
datc4

@primi_timpano agreed

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@primi_timpano Even better, Nathan's from Coney Island in Brooklyn. With real Nathan's hot dogs from Brooklyn, NY. And I don't mean those ersatz packaged Nathan's dogs sold in our grocery stores. 

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

They're very good...thinking about hitting them again today for the muffaleta.

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

@scott.reitz @CitizenKane 


Hoffman Franks have been available in the Dallas area for over a year now, widely available at Albertsons ...I have tried them and they are not that good; the casing lacks the snap of a great dog, and spicing is almost non existent....I have tried them steamed, grilled, pan fried, with all kinds of mustard's, relish, and toppings ...they fail as a great dog to build a 133-chain restaurant around.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@todd @primi_timpano I'm too busy eating Thumann's (brand) hot dogs available at Hirsch's Meat Market in Plano.

IMHO, Thumann's hot dogs (made with pork and beef) are the best I've ever eaten! And, they have a great snap! 

But, you cannot beat Nathan's in Coney Island for overall ambiance. I used to love to eat their lobster patty on a bun. And their delicious hot dogs, of course. 

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