Monday, April 13, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Good Eats


Ruby Tuesday allows us to showcase ruby reds of all varieties. The rubies can be great and profound or scattered and subtle. This week I have chosen the latter. The building is painted red for one. The large American flag is full of red as is the custom. And the smaller red on the awning is the symbol of New Haven's best meat packer, the incomparable Hummel Brothers (for dogs and other wursts). The place is the famous (in these parts) Al's Hot Dogs in Naugatuck, CT with the old-fashioned outdoor eating ambience in the warmth (and inside dining in the cold). This eatery serves the artery adjusting fast food, but it tastes so good here. A foot-long dog with a slight dollop of mustard and sauteed onions works for me. Summer reds are in vogue here, but see other rubies and visit Mary's fun photo meme!

30 comments:

Carletta said...

It is sometimes places like these that serve the best hamburger and hot dogs in an area.
I enjoyed enlarging the image and checking out the details.

People with Cameras said...

We're on the same wavelength ... sort of, I posted a photo of the Canadian flag - lots of red there too :)

Martha (FL) said...

Nice picture. I can almost taste the hot dog!

dot said...

Oh my! I hope you can get chili on them. This is my kind of place!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think if we all hang around you we'll discover the best eateries in Connecticut. ;-)

napaboaniya said...

I'll have the jumbo dog with extra mustard please!! Throw in a large coke to wash it down too :)

Paz said...

Wonderful photo shot.

Now I want a hot dog. ;-)

Paz

Mojo said...

There seem to be a lot of these places popping up in R/T and My World today. guess it's the time of year when people are ready to get out for some alfresco dining!

Looks like a great place to pick up a dog or a brat.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Hey, I can eat a hot dog on my diet. :) I'm eating low-carb and hot dogs are low carb! :) Mmmmmmmm...

Thanks for stopping by, Ralph. Now I'm hungry. Off to find a slab of meat. *LOL*

Hey Harriet said...

You've captured lots of cool reds in this great shot! Now you have me craving a foot-long greasy hot dog with the works! Thanks for that! ;)

DrillerAA said...

Places like this are exactly why I watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I hunt these joints down when I travel on business. Nice shot.
Happy RT.

judi said...

I detest catsup on hot dogs! That said, I love this red spot. I really like the person's red shoulder!

laura said...

Fun post!

floreta said...

nice candid shot.

Mar said...

Lovely shot, I am hungry already!!
Mine is up, happy Ruby Tuesday!

♥peachkins♥ said...

mmm..You should've photographed the hotdogs..

Tink *~*~* said...

It's been a REALLY long time since I've had a hot dog! I used to have them for lunch when I was a kid in the NYC public schools, and there was a Sabrette cart on every corner. Ah, the memories.... I think I want a hot dog now!

Tink *~*~*
A belated farewell to Pleasure Island

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I've been there. I could use a good
hotdog with the works to get me
in the swing of spring.

Annie said...

Yummm, I would love to have a hotdog there. Mustard and onions rule!!

Byz. said...

Spring is in the air and hot dogs look like the food of the moment.
Happy Ruby Tuesday. :)

Bond said...

Sun, warmth, hot dogs...yup that works...

Gattina said...

I don't know why, but suddenly I feel hungry !

amanda said...

I cannot think of anything better than that American flag for Ruby Tuesday, Awesome.

maryt/theteach said...

Nice RT post, Ralph! Do you think the Hummel Brothers are any relation to the Hummel company that makes those statuettes of German children? No, I'm joking! I'm sure not! If I passed this place I would definitely stop in for a hot dog, one of my favorite meals! :)

Linda said...

I've been craving a good hot dog now for a couple of weeks - must be my stomach longing for summer as much as the rest of me is but alas ... the warmer weather still approves allusive.

Linda said...

Oops, make the elusive!

Dianne said...

I love places like this! they are the treasures of local life and the magical finds of a road trip

Arlene said...

Nice one...i love hotdogs!

ces said...

from this angle it does look subtle..the reds:) i guess it's another story when you're right in front ready to order those hotdogs!:)
here's another take!

Catherine said...

Certainly a pleasant place to eat outside, and better food than in an other fast food restaurant. A sober red welcoming.