roadtrip to plattsburg to eat the best michigan hot dogs!!

i went to the movies with a friend last week. we talked about our upcoming plans. she said she was headed to plattsburg with some friends to eat michigan hot dogs may 21st. i said: »really? a roadtrip specificaly to eat hot dogs? » and she replied: »they’re that good. » she asked if i had plans for that day, and since i didn’t, they invited me to join them!

and boy, were those hot dogs goooooood.

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the shack. sinking into the ground for the last 70 years or so.

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don’t feed the birds!

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our order: 7 michigan hot dogs, 3 sweet potato fries, drinks. not pictured: 1 plain fries and the second michigan i ordered after i had my first one and decided i really liked it :D

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the sweet potato fries: super thin, crispy, and delicious.

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our michigans

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my meal. i didn’t know if ketchup would make it better or not, so i tried it on half. the jury is still out.

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cross-section

i really liked the hot dog. the michigan/chili-meat sauce was amazing, just spicy enough, nice texture. so good.

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our remains

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it was all very yummy!

in conclusion: clare & carl’s is worth driving to specificaly for the hot dogs & sweet potato fries. do it!

clare & carl’s hot dog stand
4727 state route 9
plattsburg, NY
on yelp
on urbanspoon
a small article on a register of very special places
a review froma fellow traveler
a regional news item on the place
and in la presse, the biggest french speaking newspaper in north america.

they have another location right next to the lake: 2 dock street, plattsburg NY. it opens later in the season.

we stopped at the gas station before hitting the road again.

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yes, i took a picture of some milk. 1hour and a border away from montreal, 1L of lactose free milk costs 1.49$US (which, with the current exchange rate, is about 1.55$CA). here? 2.69$CA. what a rip-off. seriously.

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i got some mentos (the freshmaker!) gum, and a crispy king size reese bar.

we did some shopping, then we stopped at target on our way back home. it was my first time there. i was happy to find some products we don’t have here:

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pictured: sea salt caramel hot chocolate, coconut soda, and maple almond butter. the poppy seeds and cardamom (8.50$US for the bottle, which is a pretty good price) i took mostly because i liked the bottle they came in :)

i can’t wait to try that sea salt caramel hot chocolate. and the maple almond butter. omg.

i also discovered annie’s bunny brand of organic products!
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yes, i took 2 kinds of mac & cheese despite the lactose intolerance. (in one of the packages, the pasta is shaped like bunnies!)

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and the crackers are bunny-shaped too!

after that, we spent about 2+ hours waiting to pass through customs (with about 115 cars ahead of us). but we were very happy about our day!

when are we going again?

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2 commentaires pour roadtrip to plattsburg to eat the best michigan hot dogs!!

  1. the shells & white cheddar mac & cheese was very good. i hope i can get my hands on some more soon :)

    the maple almond butter was good, very thick. it didn’t taste very maple-y to me.

    i saw there was fructose in the coconut soda once i got home, so i only had a few sips. it was refreshing!

    the sea salt caramel hot chocolate is also very good. i can’t really taste the salted caramel though.

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