A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 03, 2018
Hocto Dog or Hoctodog (octopus hot dog)

A “hocto dog” or “hoctodog” is an octopus hot dog. “Hoctodog” has been cited in print since at least 2007, when it described a hot dog cut into strips to resemble an octopus.

Eater—Washington, DC on December 29, 2017, described a menu item at Brothers and Sisters in the The Line Hotel, 1770 Euclid Street NW, Washington, DC:

The octopus hot dog at Brothers and Sisters features roasted octopus, yogurt, cucumber, and herb pesto sandwiched inside a potato roll. “I’m hearing people call it the ‘hocto’ dog,” Erik Bruner-Yang says.


The Lunch Encounter
Hot Diggity Dachshund Sausage!
Posted on July 23, 2007
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Now for something truly gruesome, a hotdog octupus.
For instructions on making your own Hoctodog look here.

Twitter
daniel is rubbish‏
@DJDanielCoolJ
Hoctodog
(A hot dog is cut up to look like an octopus.—ed.)
5:48 PM - 15 Mar 2016

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Jessica Kerr
@jessitron
15 Aug 2016
Hot octodog #githubAndCheese
(A hot dog is cut up to look like an octopus.—ed.)

Phil Schalm‏
@pnomolos
Replying to @jessitron
Hoctodog?
8:39 PM - 15 Aug 2016

Eater—Washington, DC
D.C. Diners Embrace Sexy Cool Brothers and Sisters
The Adams Morgan newcomer is drawing in crowds

by Tierney Plumb Dec 29, 2017, 3:30pm EST
Adams Morgan’s long awaited Line hotel just celebrated its first week of service, injecting D.C. with a much-needed dose of hip hotel culture that displays sophistication and charm due largely to its debut, all-day eatery, the adventurous Brothers and Sisters.

The long delayed venture (1770 Euclid Street NW) moved closer to a full-fledged opening earlier this month by unveiling the first of five planned dining operations: ...
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The octopus hot dog at Brothers and Sisters features roasted octopus, yogurt, cucumber, and herb pesto sandwiched inside a potato roll. “I’m hearing people call it the ‘hocto’ dog,” Erik Bruner-Yang says. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, January 03, 2018 • Permalink