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half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog?

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1 half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:40 pm

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reading in the local Times paper today that Half Moon out in Lockport bills itself as having Canada's Best hotdog.

Can anyone confirm?

2 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:11 pm

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Rosen said that Old Counrty makes them.

3 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:16 pm

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According to Anthony Bourdain some of the best dogs he has ever had were in Vancouver ( insert China animal market joke here ) but then again they do strange sh1t to them....I try to make the pilgrimage to Half Moon every season when in town....but they no longer make their fries from scratch! They lose points for that.

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4 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:02 pm

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It is how they are prepared that is the key. I believe that the dogs are possibly moved from different pots of boiling water. The old half moon was better than the new half moon. I gave up on the new half moon because the dogs served weren't hot enough. I had to ask for them to be done extra well, and one time when I returned my wife and my order, they put it in the microwave and nuked the bun, and onions at the same time. I gave them back , got my money back and now instead of going out there 6 times in the summer I go out there maybe once.
To drive all the way out there and be disappointed is too much for me. I can remember going out there each Sunday going back to the 1950's, when the original half moon was there and every 5th or so double dog had a triple dog as a bonus.


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5 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:18 am

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yeah rosie they used to be in those old quonset huts....funky.....i still go once a season at least and usually with out of towners....do some veggie shopping, get some fresh cut flowers....love that drive....

another spot of note though is on the old lockport road north of floodgates....where everyone likes to fish....there is a chip shop, hot dog and burger joint there as \i recall that was kinda cool

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6 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:34 am

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Where's anny when you need her? Very Happy

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7 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:31 pm

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Where is this old lockport road that you speak of? Road 238?

8 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:44 am

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Miz point wrote:yeah rosie they used to be in those old quonset huts....funky.....i still go once a season at least and usually with out of towners....do some veggie shopping, get some fresh cut flowers....love that drive....

another spot of note though is on the old lockport road north of floodgates....where everyone likes to fish....there is a chip shop, hot dog and burger joint there as \i recall that was kinda cool
Isn't that South of Lockport???

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9 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:26 am

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Taht old road |I am thinking of is on the west side of the locks, a gravel road that you follow up past the english garden place? River road i believe it is....

The old quonset huts for the half moon are on the east side of the river.....north of the half moon location, yes, south of lockport

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10 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:42 am

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rosencrentz wrote:It is how they are prepared that is the key. I believe that the dogs are possibly moved from different pots of boiling water. The old half moon was better than the new half moon. I gave up on the new half moon because the dogs served weren't hot enough. I had to ask for them to be done extra well, and one time when I returned my wife and my order, they put it in the microwave and nuked the bun, and onions at the same time. I gave them back , got my money back and now instead of going out there 6 times in the summer I go out there maybe once.
To drive all the way out there and be disappointed is too much for me. I can remember going out there each Sunday going back to the 1950's, when the original half moon was there and every 5th or so double dog had a triple dog as a bonus.

Well my memory doe's not go back as far as yours I do know it is not what it once was the food is bland and it is living off its laurels . Still go for Ice cream and to scope out the sale items along Henderson.

11 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:30 pm

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The current Half Moon is not the original one, but the new one sure knew what it was doing when it "took" the name, because the owner of the old half moon had not registered the name.
For many years both restaurants did lots of business, and it was only when the old man running the old half Moon was physically beaten in a late night robbery that the old man simply closed up his store.
I think the current Half Moon simply pushes out too many dogs too soon! That is why the dogs aren't fully cooked, in my opinion.


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12 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:46 pm

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I stopped eating hot dogs and baloney years ago.

13 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:54 pm

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I always go to the half moon for a special hot dog in summers. I love them! I's not just the dog though, the fries and onion rings are good, and so are the surroundings.

14 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:39 pm

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Miz point wrote:yeah rosie they used to be in those old quonset huts....funky.....i still go once a season at least and usually with out of towners....do some veggie shopping, get some fresh cut flowers....love that drive....

another spot of note though is on the old lockport road north of floodgates....where everyone likes to fish....there is a chip shop, hot dog and burger joint there as \i recall that was kinda cool

Miz Point.....I think you're talking about Sonia's Chip Stand, right? I'll take Sonia's over the Half Moon anytime.

15 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:07 pm

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yeah sonia's that is the name of it....thanks

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16 Re: half moon hotdog = canadas best hotdog? on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:31 am

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We usually go to Skinner's....

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