A Thing of Beauty

I grew up in Durham (pronounced Derm), NC. Durham was a tobacco town and home to American Tobacco and Leggit and Meyers Tobacco and the Durham Bulls Baseball Team. It was a blue collar town that reeked of tobacco.

We had a wonderful place downtown that made the best hotdogs on the planet bar none. At least we thought so. It was Amos N Andy, a small standing room only unless you were luck enough to get a seat in the shoe shine stand. Get a few dogs all the way and a Pepsi and you would be in heaven.


They closed up decades ago but sold their chili recipe to another hotdog dive in Durham.

Last night my friend grabbed a few quarts of chili, their slaw and we reconstructed the good old days of Derm Dogs.

8 comments:

terri said...

The hot dog in the picture didn't look appetizing until you explained it had "slaw" on it. All of a sudden, it looked REALLY good. I may just try that combination!

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

I haven't had a good slaw dog in years. They are my absolute fav ever.

Wanted to let you know if I haven't already. I started the blog back up. I know you have missed my wiener and fart jokes. Don't lie. U know u did.

MELackey said...

any pics of the new tailgate set-up with the hitch mounted tables?

wReggie said...

Didn't take it this game but will for the season opener.

TerryC said...

No doily?

Judy said...

Okay, Reggie, I live in Durham (as you Know) and I don't know where to get that chili.
Funny, Now Durham, NC isn't the tobacco capital but the City of Medicine! Go figure.
Judy

Michael said...

Sounds like Der'm is an adaptable city that follows the trends. Leading the way in tobacco production, and now, gearing up to treat all those tobacco related diseases.

wReggie said...

Plus they have excellent college basketball in Duke University.