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From a story in today’s National Post about an adorable new business in Parkdale:

While the bourbon and Mexican food of Grand Electric may be the neighbourhood’s hottest spot for the 25-to-40 set, among under-19s The Hot N’ Dog is the place to be. Open since Dec. 5, the wiener slinger has become an institution for the young scholars of Close Avenue faster than you can say “give me the works.”

Click here for the full story and a much better photo, by the Post‘s talented Tyler Anderson.

This story was a rare example of shoe-leather journalism in the 21st century. I was simply walking through Parkdale in search of something to eat when I saw the “grand opening” sign outside the Hot N’ Dog and decided to check it out. It’s nice when a piece originates with a real-life discovery as opposed to a web one.

Happy New Year, everyone.

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