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Monday, April 05, 2010

One last dog

Read all about how he started this restaurant for "weiner-dogs" in Oakland in 1948. Click on the link above to the story in the SF Chronicle. Here's an excerpt:

The eateries with their vinyl stools at Formica tables, were the first fast-food restaurants after World War II, uniquely fashioned for the masses to munch hot dogs and hamburgers on the run.

The proprietor was a bit of a showman, too. He would buy the prize bull at the rodeo at the Cow Palace [remember those?] every year and take it around in a trailer. The champion bull would then become the prime ingredient in Doggie Diner dogs, according to his son.

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