FW: Calzone, Sausage Pizza (1947)
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 25 13:25:34 UTC 2001
At 2:49 PM -0400 9/25/01, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> Poor New Haven. We'll be left with just our frisbees to cry into.
>> And maybe our (hot) dogs, based on Barry's evidence from the Yale
>> Record--it would be ironic if we have to give up our primacy in
>> burgers only to capture pride of place for the dogs.
>I think Barry's work has given pride of place to New Haven for the TERM
>"hot dog," but not for the thing itself. Under the name "frankfurter" and
>variants thereof, the thing is attested in other venues prior to the
>earliest New Haven evidence.
Understood; I meant to claim no more. And it wasn't really "hot dog"
but just "dog" in the Yale cites, IIRC. It is too bad about Pepe's
and Louis' Lunch, though.
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