We found ourselves driving up Route 1 today to run a few errands, and as luck would have it, the Saugus Fuddruckers was offering $1 hot dogs. I’m not a hot dog kind of girl — it’s been many years since I’ve consumed one — so I opted for the $2 hamburger. But Tim went for the dog, so we’re counting it for the daily deal.
Does this look like a normal hot dog bun to you? If not, let me tell you a little something about New England. In this part of the country, hot dogs and lobster rolls come in split-top buns with flat sides. Even the plain buns you find at the grocery store are sold this way. The logic is pretty wise — using this kind of bun allows you to butter and toast the sides before adding your meat into the split top. If you aren’t in the area and want to give these New England buns a try, King Arthur Flour sells a pan you can use to make your own.