A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 22, 2011
Shaggy Dog (Frito chili pie + hot dog)

A “Shaggy Dog,” as served at the Texas Chili Parlor at the State Fair of Texas, is a hot dog topped with a Frito pie (Fritos corn chips, chile con carne and cheese).  The “Shaggy Dog” dish has been served at the State Fair since at least 2007.


D Magazine
State O’ The Fair
Posted on October 1st, 2007 10:24am by Eric Celeste
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More important, said Chili Parlor was advertising something called a Shaggy Dog. It is a chili cheese dog (good chili, by the way) covered with Fritos. After I took a bite, I felt like Elaine on the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld. I had to sit down.

Serious Eats
The 25 Best Eats at the Texas State Fair
Posted by Kat Robinson, October 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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8. Shaggy Dog: This is a Nathan’s beef casing-free hot dog (regular or foot-long length) topped with a Frito chili pie. Why don’t more people marry hot dogs with Frito pies? It works. You’ll find it at the Texas Chili Parlor inside the Coca-Cola Food Court.

ShaggyBevo.com
NCAAFBALLROX
10-06-2011 12:31 PM
Is this our official food of the State Fair?

“And then there’s the Shaggy Dog (12 tickets/$6 regular, 14 tickets/$7 footlong). This is a Nathan’s beef casing-free hot dog (regular or foot-long length, topped with a Frito chili pie. We’re amazed no one ever thought to combine the bread and meat combination of a hot dog with a corn chip, cheese and chili combination of a Frito pie before. It works. You’ll find it at the Texas Chili Parlor inside the Coca-Cola Food Court.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, October 22, 2011 • Permalink