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Chi Wulff Resurrects The Slaw Dog (Sorta)

Posted by Tom Chandler 5/13/2013

The Chi Wulff blog fires up some poncey, asian-themed excuse for a workingman's slaw dog, and frankly, the only reason I'm writing about it through the nausea is because he said something nice in there about some dumb blog.

slaw dog The original gas-station slaw dog (in profile). 

Otherwise, this is a man writing about a slaw dog lacking cheap canned chili or fluorescent yellow mustard, so sensitive types, those with a functioning gastrointestinal system and small children are encouraged to look away:

Nonetheless She Who Must Be Obeyed shocked me yesterday when she said, in reply to my query about a Mother’s Day dinner this weekend, that she’d like some type of grilled artisanal hot dog.

She was, of course, probably speaking entirely in jest.

It was, of course, too late.

The moment she uttered the phrase 'hot dog' my mind was racing with images of nifty, uptown dogs from places we've visited over the years. Being a fly fishing foodie my mind then conjured up images of the mighty slaw dog.

You can see the whole sad recipe here.

I refuse to use anything named "daikon" on a slaw dog, but I am, however, stealing the phrase "grilled artisinal hot dog." It's going to make me rich.

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

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"that she’d like some type of grilled artisanal hot dog." Man, that sentence should never be part of a paragraph talking about hot dogs!
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Trade you that for a walk up the upper Firehole one of these days.
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I've always wondered where you developed that rockin' vocabulary. English soccer fans probably make my rodeo influenced upbringing seem somewhat tame in comparison.
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Mark McGlothlin: Holy hell, try to pay a guy a backhanded compliment and the slaw hits the fan. You're just lucky we didn't wait until it was hot and mailed you (slow post) a couple real slaw dogs. I'm not exactly sure what the lesson would be, but you'd sure learn it. Mark McGlothlin: Appreciate learning a new word from the post by the way – poncey – have already used it conversation today; ... more mama always said if you can’t be polite at least be articulate. One of the side-effects of watching English soccer matches for years is that I now sound like a hooligan.
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Mark McGlothlin: Mark McGlothlin May 14, 2013, 9:50 am Reply Holy hell, try to pay a guy a backhanded compliment and the slaw hits the fan. Truth is, the Bahn Mi Slaw Dog would never have made the pages of CW had we not moved out to the left coast and read the menu at The Slaw Dogs Cafe in LA. So much for the ‘when in Rome do as the Romans do’. Daikon doesn’t make it past the border in Montana ... more though we can occasionally import Jicama (and that works by the way). Appreciate learning a new word from the post by the way – poncey – have already used it conversation today; mama always said if you can’t be polite at least be articulate. And @Marty…bring it on my friend If you make it out TN way consider yourself invited for a coupla dogs and some blue line Brookies up high...... a dark beer left neck deep near the jeep makes the walk back go that much faster....
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Tom, if you are referring to to Wolf brand hot dog sauce, you are correct, not even fit for a stray dog. Have to add that even the real Wolf brand chili is an acquired taste and my not be suitable for those with limited intestinal fortitude.
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Skyline chili dogs from Cincinnati, OH are amazing. A perfect beef dog with mustard, shredded cheddar cheese and "Skyline Chili"...Amazing!!! http://www.skylinechili.com
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Holy hell, try to pay a guy a backhanded compliment and the slaw hits the fan. Truth is, the Bahn Mi Slaw Dog would never have made the pages of CW had we not moved out to the left coast and read the menu at The Slaw Dogs Cafe in LA. So much for the 'when in Rome do as the Romans do'. Daikon doesn't make it past the border in Montana though we can occasionally import Jicama (and that works by the ... more way). Appreciate learning a new word from the post by the way - poncey - have already used it conversation today; mama always said if you can't be polite at least be articulate. And @Marty…bring it on my friend.
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Don: Heck, I might eat two. It's just healthy enough that you might survive, which of course disqualifies it as a real food...
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marty: slaw dogs are best consumed after fishing when one will be near facilities Where's your sense of adventure? Down two of those Townsend bad boys before going fishing, and see which part of you wins the race...
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DCG: The only things that belong on a dog (any dog) are: perfectly yellow mustard, relish, pickled jalapenos, chopped onions, whatever brand of hot sauce available, mild dribbling of whatever chili dribblings available, sweet hot pepper relish, any available salsa verde, perfectly orange colored cheese dribblings, a second dog and black pepper……nothing else.Putting extras such as ‘slaw’ on a dog is ... more sickly excessive.Keep it simple. Ahh, a purist.
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The only things that belong on a dog (any dog) are: perfectly yellow mustard, relish, pickled jalapenos, chopped onions, whatever brand of hot sauce available, mild dribbling of whatever chili dribblings available, sweet hot pepper relish, any available salsa verde, perfectly orange colored cheese dribblings, a second dog and black pepper......nothing else. Putting extras such as 'slaw' on a dog is ... more sickly excessive. Keep it simple.
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Ok I'm a confirmed foodie and hobby chef but that's just sick slaw dogs are gas station food and to try and upscale them ...... sick, twisted, deviant, apostasy... slaw dogs are best consumed after fishing when one will be near facilities...... there is a place down near the tellico that is a ritual stop (one great burger joint as well called "The Beach" with a grill not washed since 1974) I like ... more mine with chili cheese slaw and spicy mustard side of pickles and tater salad I say we take that nancy boy fishin up one of the hollers and drop him off ...when you hear the banjo music turn left
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I was a vegitarian for over six years and I will say without hesitation: I'd eat that chi wulff slaw dog. Heck, I might eat two.
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Jeff Holberg: Bahn mi slaw dog? Man, those words don’t even belong in the same sentence. Better go back to Wolf Brand chili and yellow mustard. Ian sent me some chili topping in cans designed to be eaten on hot dogs, and I have to say that now I know what evil tastes like. Holy crap.
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Bahn mi slaw dog? Man, those words don't even belong in the same sentence. Better go back to Wolf Brand chili and yellow mustard. However, if you are ever tempted to try Bahn mi again, try substituting jicama instead of daikon. Also helps to add some cucumber.
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