Sahlen’s is the Top Dog

Buffalo Spree Magazine recently set up a taste test of hot dogs in the Buffalo area. The test not only included hot dogs produced and available throughout Western New York. Seven products were tested for taste, texture, “snap,” skin and seasoning. In the blind taste test, samples of each hot dog were char-grilled and Spree’s panel of seven judges were asked to rate each category on a scale from 1 to 5. Some judges opted to eat their hot dogs with buns, others opted for the hot dog without outside flavor influence. According to the panel, Sahlen’s natural casing hot dog was the undisputed winner. “The winner came out on top in taste and seasoning and was seen as more flavorful and tightly encased than the others,” wrote Margaret Toohey. “It also lacked the general mushiness some dogs have.” The panel, who consisted of Buffalo-area business people, arts executives and a caterer, were unanimous in deciding what Western New York have …Continue Reading

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JJ’s Red Hots Creates Joy – One Hot Dog at a Time!

Sahlen’s has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first hot dog memories are quick flashes of red and yellow neon and brick from the Ted’s on Sheridan Drive. This was back in the early 70’s. My parents would take my sister Tiffany and I there for hot dogs in the Chevy. (Then we’d roll on over to Andersen’s for cinnamon custard and wild black cherry ice cream, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). But these weren’t just ordinary hot dogs. They were char-broiled, which gave the casing a crispy, chewy crunch. That crunch would give way to a wholesome smokiness, which – combined with the Weber’s mustard, relish and onions – created a transformational experience in my young impressionable mind that has stayed with me and will stay with me forever. I can only describe it as pure joy. We eventually moved away form Buffalo, but when we would go to visit, Sahlen’s hot dogs …Continue Reading

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Team Sahlen Takes Turner Field Lap in Preparation for Road Atlanta

Team Sahlen helped celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at the Atlanta Braves – Kansas City Royals Game yesterday. The Team Sahlen Grand-Am took to Turner Field Tuesday night, driving a lap around the home of the Braves to the applause of 26,400 enthusiastic fans. Before the game, Team Sahlen driver Dane Cameron was signing autographs next to the red, black and yellow Number 42 Daytona Prototype in a stadium parking lot. Just before the seventh inning, Cameron took to the field, revving the engine as the crowd cheered on. “It was really neat and must have made for some awesome photos. It was pretty wild being in front of the gate waiting to go on the field, I’ve never been that close on a Major League Baseball field like that before,” Cameron said. “Everyone seemed to be on their feet and everyone seemed to like it,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll see them out at Road Atlanta this weekend.” Grand-Am Road Racing …Continue Reading

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