At about a quarter to one we arrived at Dickie Dee's, a fixture at N. Sixth Street and Bloomfield Avenue for amost 50 years.  Its reputation -- propagated in no small measure by this reporter -- was on the line.  


Inside we were greeted by Sue and Tony, the latter busily engaged in constructing a traditional Italian dog.  Note the chunky potatoes.  And in a revelation that may or may not increase its business, DD's uses pure peanut oil in its, um, grease pit.



This single dog can be eaten intact, after a fashion, although swanky toothpicks are provided for diners' convenience.


Onward to Part Three