Hot Dogs... those magical mystery meat filled tubes of greasy goodness that I am so fond of.
In Toronto, it's all about the street dogs (which I consider to be some of the best in the world), in Vancouver you can get hot dogs with wasabi and Asian veggies, but here in Montreal the city of fancy foods and artist chefs we get the no-nonsense straight up steamy.
Now for a great steamy in town there is three places you can go:
Montreal Pool Room (on St-Laurent)
Victoire (on Beaver Hall)
Decarie Hot Dogs (on Décarie)
Today I'll talk about Decarie Hot Dogs (even if I think Victoire is better) because to be honest with you, I had a picture of Decarie Hot Dogs and I didn't have one of Victoire.
So Decarie Hot Dogs, at the end of town, at the end of the Orange line at Cote-Vertu sits there like an ageless institution, its few seats are always full from opening until closing, the service sucks, but yet come lunch time the line goes all the way around the building. It's true that at abut $1.25 per hot dog it's a bit pricier then other places such as Alpha's (3 hot dogs for 0.99$), but believe me it's worth the price. These hot dogs just taste great, they're never too hot or too cold, they're steamed to perfection with all the traditional condiments you want.
Decarie Hot Dogs has been voted best in the City a few times and has been featured in some international publications as being one of the best in the world. So if you're ever in the city and have time on your hands and an appetite, hop on the orange line, go all the way to the end and order yourself two steamies with ketchup and mayonnaise. I promise you won't regret it.