Potts’ South Broad Street locale is your classic Lehigh Valley hot dog joint. No tables. No frills. The same wood paneling that probably graced the walls when the place first opened up.
If you have some time, you can chow down at the counter along the front window or plunk down on the park benches across the street. Just be careful crossing the street.
The dogs are grilled and the buns are steamed. Beahn had a batch of chili brewing in the back when we visited. The scent added to the environment.
Jim “Top Dog” Deegan – I’m not a chili-lover. And in hot dog heaven I wouldn’t figure on pairing chili with mustard. But it’s a combo that has worked well for many years in these parts. Potts’ in Nazareth knows to stick with a good thing.
Pottsie’s hot dog with everything strikes a nice balance between chili, mustard and onions.
The mustard and onion comes matted to the bun and is invisible when first served up. That’s actually part of the dog’s appeal. You’re not overwhelmed with a heaping of chili or an overflow of onion chops that make it a mess to eat on the run.
Masked Muncher – When I unwrapped these puppies, their aroma greeted me like an old friend. I was glad to have mustard back as a topping. And placing the onions underneath the dog allowed for easy handling. But it was the chili that stood out.
You’re not going to find this stuff down in Texas. It’s more like a paste than a chunky soup. The meat’s very finely textured, allowing the chili to cling to the dog and blend well with the mustard. The flavor’s sharp, but not overpowering. Potts’ added just the right amount, in my opinion.
Kelly “One Bite” Huth – Mustard and onions sound delicious. Chili and onions sounds like a meal. But chili, mustard and onions? I was concerned about this dog that sounded like it had everything but the kitchen sink. I expected at first bite you’d lose flavor, because the hot dog would be overpowered. Completely the opposite. The steamed roll had a slight crunch to it, and the grilled hot dog was perfectly cooked. A light layer of mustard, and finely diced onions sat at the bottom of the roll. The hot dog was coated with a very, very thin chili that would be best described as a sauce rather than the chunky meat and bean combo I was expecting.
POTTS’ DOGGIE SHOP
307 S. Broad St., Nazareth, Pa.
Prices: Hot dogs cost $1.32; $1.74 with cheese; $2.16 with cheese and bacon
Other toppings: Mustard, ketchup, onion, sweet or hot relish, sauerkraut, chili, pickle on the side (by request)