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Croton's Three Dog Bite, Owned By Vietnam Vet, Strives For DVlicious Win

Eugene Parrotta puts a little mustard on a dog at Three Dog Bite, his restaurant on Grand Street in Croton-on-Hudson.
Eugene Parrotta puts a little mustard on a dog at Three Dog Bite, his restaurant on Grand Street in Croton-on-Hudson. Photo Credit: Carol Reif

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The classic hot dog, in all its bronzed, charred perfection, holds a special place in the hearts – and stomachs -- of most Americans, especially come summer. July, in fact, is National Hot Dog Month, thanks to the designation by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

Poll
Who Has Westchester's Best Hot Dogs?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has Westchester's Best Hot Dogs?

  • Dobbs Dawg House, Dobbs Ferry
    15%
  • Lubins-N-Links, Tarrytown
    8%
  • Three Dog Bite, Croton-on-Hudson
    23%
  • Walter's, Mamaroneck
    54%

So where’s the best place to slather on the toppings and indulge in the perfect weiner? Daily Voice readers picked four nominees for our DVlicious “Best in Westchester County,” contest, each of which is being profiled this week.

Read below for what makes each nominee a “top dog,” then let your fingers do the clicking. Keep in mind you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

Three Dog Bite, 125 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson; (914) 862-0347

Frank Talk: Three Dog recently opened in the heart of this historic village, but is already building a fan base with its no-frills, old-fashioned Sabrett and Hebrew National boiled and grilled dogs. Its clever name is a play on Three Dog Night, an American rock band with the Vietnam-era hit “Mama Told Me Not to Come." Which would make sense; the restaurant is owned by Bronx native (now Croton resident) Eugene Parrotta, a decorated Vietnam vet and executive director of Purple Heart Homes’ downstate chapter. Parrotta was inducted into the state Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2012. He donates 10 percent of his profits to the organization and gives all veterans a discount, too.

Top This: Its Nach Yo Dog is slathered with cheese, jalapeno peppers and nacho chips. The Frog Dog has mustard, french fries, and ketchup. The Dippin' Dog has chili, cheese and corn chips. The Three Dog Bite special gets you three dogs on a hero roll, two toppings and a can of soda for seven bucks. Chili, potato salad, onions, coleslaw, relish, jalapenos and pickles are also on the toppings menu.

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