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Top dogs served from food truck

Hot dogs have come a long way since the 1860s when they were sold as “dachshund sausages” out of a food cart by a German immigrant in New York City. The name “hot dogs” is attributed to a sports cartoonist of the early 1900s who couldn’t spell dachshund. By any other name, like frankfurters, weenies, dogs or red hots, they are among America’s favorite foods. Every year Americans consume on average 60 hot dogs.

In the past few months people of Gloucester and Mathews have patronized a food truck specializing in hot dogs, painted bright red, “Dot’s Dogs.” Before winter set in, it was a fixture at Hyco House in Mathews. Now in the new year, he is appearing on Main Street in Mathews, and the Gloucester Brewing Company, and posts his schedule on Facebook.

Don DeWolf of Middlesex County is the entrepreneur, chef and dishwasher. His career in the culinary world began at an early age working at his parents’ restaurant, the Pilot House, “cracking eggs for the weekend brunches. But I have ...

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