Vollwerth’s Hot Dogs—A Husky Favorite

From Huskies tailgates to campfires, or maybe a quick snack between classes, nothing quite satisfies like a Vollwerth’s hot dog! These two students are enjoying the King of Meats circa 1968. What is your favorite bite from this beloved local business?

6 responses to “Vollwerth’s Hot Dogs—A Husky Favorite

  1. “Snappers” (natural casing hot dogs) over a fire are one of the best things ever. Introduced Rebel Hot polish sausages to troll friends who have a family camp on Rabbit Bay and those are a staple for them now. Has spawned many dishes, including Rebel Hot fried rice created by one of the wives who is a Chinese immigrant. 🙂

  2. My late wife’s grandfather worked at Vollwerth. When in the UP this was only product purchased. Many great meals. I found a Vollwerth yard stick. She was so excited. She made a shadow box that is being displayed.

  3. My late wife’s grandfather worked at Vollwerth. When in the UP this was the meat product purchased. Many great meals. I found a Vollwerth yard stick. She was so excited. She made a shadow box that is being displayed.

  4. The only place to have a “V-dog” is a foot long at the Cliff View Tavern in Phoenix (da UP Phoenix). Baked in a Pizza oven till crackling brown with their homemade relish and a cold beer. I call this my Keweenaw Gourmet stop and my travels up there. I think I’ve been enjoying them at the Cliff View for 35 years, Rocker “76”

  5. My mother called telephone information (this is the old days when you could still do that) and asked the operator, in her heavily Ukranian accented English, for the phone number to Woolworth’s Department Store. She wanted to buy me a pet. The operator gave her the number and she called to ask if they had any iguanas. The man at Vollwerth’s replied in some confusion,……”Is that a type of sausage?”

  6. In the early 1960s, one of the entrees served in the DHH cafeteria was a simple combination of cut-up hot dogs and beans. The beans likely came out of one of those big cans. Perhaps the dogs were from Vollwerth’s.

    Anyway, for years I’ve had in my repertoire of quick dishes is what I call DHH Beans and Franks. Pour a can of pork and beans in a pan, add a couple sliced hot dogs, heat and eat. Brings back good memories from 60 years ago.

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