(readers, cue Richard Thompson - Al Bowlly's In Heaven) (clicking on link should open YouTube in a new browser tab so you can hear my selected audio track playing, but you will have to click back on this tab to return). ((Yes, I know the spelling is different, but it was close enough.))
This day's travels took me to Hallowell ME.
I have driven past Bolley's Famous Franks a number of times. The sign claimed "Famous" and I've been intrigued, but had not found myself in the area during meal time. That was until recently. My lunch time alarm was going off in my head with no Banh Mi for miles during a recent trip to the area near Bolley's. Ok, I think to myself, time to check it out.
The frank seemed to 100% beef with a casing and had a very nice snap to it. The New England style bun was steamed. I took three of the four normal condiments: sauteed onions, ketchup and mustard. I skipped the relish. The onions were really sweet and separated it from your average road side hot dog stop. The menu did refer to the franks as hot dogs. In fact, the only thing that identified them franks in the name on the signs.
It did come with cole slaw. It was OK, NOT heavy on the mayo, likely homemade, but overshadowed by the frank and fries.
This Frank Fracas should not be confused with the Hot Wiener Battle as this was not a Coney type hot dog.
Do not miss Bolley's Famous Franks. If you find yourself in this area of Maine, it is quite a treat..