The long wait for a Ted’s Hot Dog restaurant to return to Buffalo is almost over. In the meantime, fans of the charcoal broiled hotdogs will be able to track them down by following the company’s new food truck. This Monday, the Ted’s Food Truck will be rolling up to cater to the participants of Slow Roll Buffalo who will be meeting up at D!g and 43 North at the Medical Campus (see Facebook event page).
Slow Roll will get started on its eight mile ride on Monday, September 30 (ride sets out at 6:30pm) – the route will wind along the trail of Buffalo breweries, as a way to pay tribute to Buffalo Beer Week. Once the riders return to the Medical Campus, they will take part in an after-party (8PM), where they will find the Ted’s Food Truck along with The Whole Hog Truck and Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs. Community Beer Works, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Big Ditch Brewing Company & Gene McCarthy’s Old First Ward Brewery will be serving up frosty brews, while the band Ten Cent Howl plays some crowd favorites.
Personally, I can’t wait to see Ted’s roll into town, as it will be bringing a lot of fond memories along with it. There was a time when Ted’s Hot Dogs was a big deal in the city of Buffalo. For years it has been out of sight and out of mind. The Ted’s food truck signals the coming of the brick and mortar at the corner of Chippewa and Elmwood (see here) – something that all of Buffalo has been waiting for since they packed up their Porter Avenue location.
I was beginning to think that I might never see Ted’s roll back into town. And here they are, returning with twice the impact, which should please hotdog (and hamburger) lovers from miles around.
Lead photo: Slow Roll Buffalo