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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4505 Meats' Ryan Farr and the Art of Hot Dog-Making

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:13 AM

click to enlarge A few panels from 4505 Meats' "Hot Dog How-To."
  • A few panels from 4505 Meats' "Hot Dog How-To."

Butcher Ryan Farr's blog at the 4505 Meats Web site doesn't just pimp his classes or his products. Farr occasionally posts pictorial essays demonstrating how he does what he does. In honor of today's review of San Francisco's extreme hot dogs, here's a link to Farr's informative Homemade Hot Dogs pictorial. The process involves freezing, grinding, puréeing, freezing some more, seasoning, smoking, and a few other steps. Bet you never knew a hot dog was so tricky to do right.

I was also going to pimp tonight's hot dog happy hour at the

Ferry Building, organized by CUESA and Tablehopper, but it appears that

the event is sold out. You'll have to content yourself to making the rounds of all the participating dog stands and cocktail bars -- many of which are mentioned in today's review -- yourself. Far from a grueling task, if you ask me.

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