Fast Franks #2

8 Jun

Frisko Freeze, 1201 Division Ave, Tacoma WA 98403
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I hate to lump in one of the Icons of Tacoma with run-of-the-mill fast food joints, but the beloved Frisko Freeze has a window you order from, and while not as fast as the big chain brethren, it’s still fast food. I confess that this is my first hot dog from here, as their selection of oh-so-delicious burgers is usually on my mind as I pull in.

Exhibit A
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Lunch is served, and it’s done so in the classic Frisko Freeze bag that pretty much everything there is served in. The hint of grease on the bag gets the tastebuds jumping.

Exhibit B
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No chili is offered at the Frisko Freeze, but I soon forget. An insane amount of onions greets me as I retrieve my prize from its paper sleeping bag. Piles of onion! Underneath is a layer of mustard, trying its best to “glue” the onions down to the dog. First bite test ensues…

Exhibit C
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I almost drop to my knees as the monstrous onion pile does not even flinch as the first bite is taken. NOT ONE piece of onion bails out to meet it’s demise on the countertop. The second bite was a different story, but the first bite test was unmatched in it’s passing marks. The dog inside was great. Very flavorful, nice touch of smoke. Not overly greasy. Cooked to a shade of brown that did not deter me in any way. Mustard throughout, and yes, plenty of onions hung on for the ride. Damage done: $3.74 ($1.99 – Hot Dog, $1.45 – medium lemonade w/fresh strawberries, and 30 cents for that greedy little tax man). The Frisko Freeze trumped the A&W Coney, even without chili.

    Tacoma Fast Franks Standings

1. Frisko Freeze Hot Dog
2. A&W Coney Dog
3. tba
4. tba
5. tba

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3 Responses to “Fast Franks #2”

  1. unnecessarilydelicious June 8, 2007 at 9:59 pm #

    I had a sausage at Dave’s Meat and Produce fresh from the grill the other day.
    I’d be interested to know how it stacks up among the other dogs of Tacoma.
    Enjoying your blog, and excited for the new place!

  2. beerandhotdogs June 9, 2007 at 12:05 am #

    That’s funny…I just returned from Dave’s Meat and Produce (where I procurred 2 buffalo steaks for tonights grilling pleasure). He had some Nathan’s franks in the cold case, and Hempler’s (Bellingham’s own) Old Fashioned franks pre-packaged. His many sausage flavors looked mighty tempting. I’m sure a butcher case sausage shootout will happen eventually!

  3. jLO June 11, 2007 at 3:37 pm #

    Glad to see Frisko Freeze stood tall! That truly is a serious amount of onions. The dog looked like that after being transported home? Joy!

    I like the mustard placement, looks like both top and in the cradle of the bun. Nice. And of course the stray shreds of lettuce adds character.

    Now the real test is ordering one of these badboys from 11pm to close!

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