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It is a nice idea, but not too many people around here eat that kind of fare.
Might work for people with children who have fussy appetites, though.
The only other Jacquetta I have ever heard of was from Luxembourg. Her family housed Joan of Arc as she awaited trial by the English in the 15th century. her eldest daughter married King Edward IV.
I disagree. Ever heard of "Top Dog" in Berkeley? Does amazing business. I wish the new enterprise the best of luck!
I loved Top Dog and look forward to a hot dog and sausage restaurant with top quality ingredients!!
>> gourmet hot dogs
Military Intelligence ... Jumbo Shrimp ... Palo Alto Online Editorial Competence ... all contradictions in terms.
Checked out the old Know Knew Books location. There was a sign on the door stating that French-style hot dogs would be served. Grew up in Auvergne; ne er had a hot dog until I went to Germany. never had a BAD hot dog until I came to America!
It is high time to recognize that this newspaper is ill serving this community by opening these fora and then having to close them down because of the awfulness of the comments.
4th estate, shut this whole thing DOWN. Please.
$17 hot dog? Ok only in Palo Alto, but hey $20 burgers are selling like hot cakes so who knows. What was it they said about fools?
If there's an authentic Chicago Style dog on the menu, I'm there.....
If the gourmet hot dog concept doesn't fly, try gourmet haggis. I guarantee it hasn't been tried before.
Chicago hot dog with steamed poppyseed bun and good relish (not that bright green stuff!) within walking distance...I'm there too!
I already miss the bookstore.
This place will only do really well if they served high-end hipster beers (single engineers) and are open late, so the folks from that Nut bar down the street have a place to eat.
Also make sure to have a spot for strollers for all the new parents with kids who want a laid back place to hang. They want to feel like they are in SF again.
Not too late to change name from Chez Frank to Confederacy of Dunces.
Feel free to use that or you can enterprise it for .25 per unit.
Or as the Buddha would say, make me one with everything...
I don't notice the specialty burger place doing that well. I went there and it was nothing spectacular ... in fact it was sub-par for the money. These kind of places are gimmicky ... hot-dogs are like the poster children for junk food.
Though I do have to admit one time I do eat hot dogs about once a year still, I take some sesame oil and slice up a couple of Hebrew National Jumbo hot dogs about 1/4" thin and fry them until the slices are brown on both sides, then I get pork & beans and add the drained hotdogs to the mix with some onions, peppers, corn, etc ... now, that is a real taste treat .... it might even make a nice mix to put in a bun.
I keep meaning to try this with veggie hot dogs, but have not done it yet.
I like Top Dog in Berkeley - but part of their appeal is that the hot dogs are inexpensive. I go there after class and get a good meal (and yummy bread) for less than $5.
$17 for a hotdog? Good luck with that. California Ave is the family friendly part of town where no one is going to pay prices like that. How much does Top Dog charge?
This should be on University Ave, near the Umami Burger place that sells the pretentious $25 hamburgers.
You did it! You had said it was your plan long ago and you followed through. I wish you the best. I can't wait to eat there.
I think its an awesome idea. Any entrepreneur willing to sacrifice a career which they worked hard for deserves nothing but success....Good luck with your endeavors. i will definitely be submitting your restaurant to ineedahotdog.com for photos and ratings...Good luck
One does not always get what one deserves, good or bad. A $17 hotdog should be sold on Univeraity Ave where there are more suckers just dying to be impressed.
I think that 13.00 to 17.00 for a hot dog is just too much .
I think that there are plenty of eating places California av.
I liked Know Knew Books. The Bargain Box is closing at the and of June.
it sounds like thair trying to make California Av. a place with upscale shops and eating places.
one of my faverite places to eat is just afew doors away (Meditarenian Wraps)
Peeked in the window recently, and after eight months there is still not one piece of restaurant ( or any other kind) of equipment in there. Sounds like it's a no-go.
I have to say I met Jacquetta today - and by the way its pronounced pro nuanced I should say JOCK WET AH -- and I got two dogs for $20, at Mitchell Park grand opening, plus she posed for a snap shot. Instead of the proverbial "make me one with everything" om having Chicago Dog with bacon. Chez-cago they called it. I called it yummy. Lets play two as Ernie take her to the Banks would say.
@Mark, I too saw Jacquetta with the Chez Franc-mobile at the Mitchell Park grand opening today. Someday I'll probably spring for one of her creations, but today I made do with Ada's cookie handouts and Moksha's free coffee samples.
Must say I'm thoroughly confused by the date of this thread. Did I miss a year on the calendar?
Good hot dogs without the royal provenance are $1.69 at Costco. Soft drink is included. And it's good. But you can't flaunt your wealthy status eating there.
Liquor license in the window expired three months ago. I would dare say this is not gonna happen.