Costco dog is superior? Puhleese!!! The corn dogs at the pass are hand dipped to to order. The fryer is set to the perfect conditions to deliver a corn dog experience that makes my freaking mind implode. If you think that's rain coming down on you as you head west over the pass you would be incorrect, for it is God weeping in Heaven at the beauty and perfection of these corn dogs wrought by mortal hands. As for the ketchup, I will give Leland a pass since he is the one who turned me on to Snoqualmie Pass Corn dogs... Their huckleberry shake is not to be missed either, also hand dipped!
About the only time I put ketchup on a hot dog is when there are some left over and I eat them cold as a sambich. Other that that it's Mustard and nothing else. You have to be sick to put ketchup on a hot hotdog.
Many years ago, when I was a gear slinging son of a gun, we use to stop at the Texaco station on Hwy 12 on the way back from Blue Creek. They either had the best GD corn dogs and Jo-jo's west of the Mississippi River or we were simply ravenous hungry...no, they were simply awesome. Those could make a cold, shitty day of winter steelheading feel like a warm blanket...fun times!
Tyler's right, in fact, I have it on sterling authority that they check you at the borders of those states which comprise the upper midwest, to see if you're hauling contraband. Lipton onion soup mix, Jello, Cool Whip, catsup, salt&pepper, and Gulden's mustard are the permitted spices. And cheeze whiz!!
I gained 15 pounds at my grandfather's funeral in Michigan, eating upper Midwest style. Butter on ground baloney sandwiches, green olive smothered hamburgers, white bread, and shit-loads of cakes. I was a competitive swimmer at the time, and promptly quit thereafter.
Gotta jump on the bandwagon, putting ketchsup on a dog is a disgrace (kinda like putting mayo on a hamburger). You should be ashamed of yourself. Knew a guy who put ketchsup on a dog once and he didn't catch a steelhead for two years, wise up!