1) W/ some help from my brothers-in-law, checked out the $16 hot dog at The Butcher Shop. Mad respect for Barbara Lynch, but it's not 10x as good as the $1.60 dog at Skins. Just a little bit de trop. Or maybe just too big to handle dogwise. Also, the Butcher Shop vibe is a little untz, untz, untz. (Yes, the Cod did eat a $16 hot dog in the South End, and now complains that the dog was over the top, and the atmosphere a mite too Night At the Roxbury.
2) Comparatively, the $12 veau chaud is a bargain, but it sounds a lot more like a tube of tete de veau than a real hot dog.
3) Elsewhere, some shifts for Spotted Trotter mean more hot dogs for ATLiens. Right now, Spotted Trotter is my favorite restaurant/purveyor I've never been to, and they appear to be at the forefront of the hotdogaissance I'm predicting as the burger thing starts to go into a strong fade.
4) Speaking of the hotdogaissance, when will Tony Maws burst free from his mind-forged Craigie on MainBurger manacles, and drop the Maws Dog on us? Play us off, Zep:
That's right. Not only can you have the racing sausages appear at your special someone's job, but they'll get four Brewers tickets. So, like, you could invite Squiggy and Laverne, too, I guess. (Via Deadspin.)