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We wouldn’t take our mothers here if we were you…or would we?

We wouldn’t take our mothers here if we were you…or would we?

Dear Mom,

We’re broke.

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But on your special day, you deserve to be praised and commended for your patience and for dealing with our draining personalities (because we all have more than one); we think it’s about time that we treat you to something you’d really enjoy.

A brunch would be nice but let’s take a trip down memory lane when you used to bring us to an old classic, a charming rickety shack better known as Arbetter’s Hot Dogs

A drive to Bird Road and 87th will do the trick. Trust us, you’ll like it. It will be a reminder of how much we nagged you back in the day when work was school; life was good and filled with care bears and zebra cakes (gross).

Aren’t you happy that we no longer have to depend on you for everything? Key word being everything. You did a good job. Give yourself a pat on the back. And to repay you…

Oh look, it’s Arbetter’s.

With more than 50 years in the business, if these guys have learned something we guess it’s that no change is good.

This Miami joint is timeless. People are fond of the familiarity of it, from the towering discolored sign of CHILI DOGS AND HOT DOGS with Ketchup and Mustard paint plastered all over the outside walls to what looks like our second grade faded red chairs in the inside area.

A place that has character and represents America, why not?

We personally enjoy our weenies in an unfussy ambiance!

Look up and you will find the uncomplicated menu horizontally displayed along the back wall.

The options include:

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Kraut with mustard for $2.05
Corn dog for $2.25
“All around” with mustard, onions, and relish for $2.00
French fries for $2.10
Chili or cheese (fries) for $3.20
Chili cheese fries for $3:55
Hot dog with tangy hot relish for $2.20

 

Our friend, whom unfortunately we did not get his name, took our order on the real live version of the iPhone notepads.

We went for the Kraut with mustard, the corn dog, the chili cheese fries, and the “all around”, an almost sausage fest.

After inhaling the above, we were pleased.

The bean-free chili, had good spice to it and with the cheese as an added bonus, poured onto our fries we could not keep our fingers away.

We would have eaten more than one hot dog, but we don’t hate our bodies that much. The sausage was fastened proportionally to the soft bun.

There is nothing we hate more than (okay, we lied we hate coffee foam pictures more) a disproportional hot dog.  You know, when there is a surplus of bun for your actual sausage. It’s annoying and we were glad that wasn’t the case at Arbetter’s.

And really there is nothing better than mustard naturally balanced with the right amount of sauerkraut in this hot dog situation.  We know it isn’t a science, but how many hot dogs have we seen with a mountain of sauerkraut? It’s more like a bun with sauerkraut than a hot dog.

Tips: Don’t make the mistake we made of adding ketchup, its fine as it is. Really.
Cash only, but don’t worry ATM available inside.

Free Refills  if you say “Free Refills this week When You Say You Love Larry Bird Or Bob Cousy” sign, everyone knows that.

Note: We aren’t really here to judge the quality of the actual sausage, nor do we really care.  There is a reason these folks are still around. They have a knack for it.

 

They deliver good flavors and that my Hungries is all we need.

 

We come here for the warm feeling it brings us and the consistency of the place. It’s candid and we are sure that it will be an indispensable moment to relive with our mothers.

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