Fishers Famous Hot Dogs Coming to Edgewater Next Week
Brian Fisher is a Maryland local (born in Severna Park) who moved to the Big Apple to live the city life. He did that for about 15 years, working in an office a few blocks from World Trade Center. He was there on 9-11-2001 and the terror attacks changed his life and his priorities.
He survived with his life intact, but his soul a little battered. The tragedy made him think long and hard about whether he was being true to himself and his family.
After a cross county RV trip with his wife, young son and parents, he has decided to settle in the area and open up a hot dog stand. He’s calling it Fishers Famous Hot Dogs. There is a sign already up in the space on Central Avenue across from Safeway.
Fisher said that at first, it will be a hot dog cart that he drives to the site each day on the back of his Honda Element. He plans on opening toward the end of May.
Fisher said he and his wife were on a bus in New York on September 11, right as the second airline flew over.
“I’ll never forget the sound of the jet flying overhead and then making an impact with the south tower. In every way, the plane impacted us all.”
He said that before then, he’d been toying with the idea of quitting his job and starting a hot dog stand.
“I love hot dogs, so I decided to take a leap of faith. I quit my office job… RV’d across America… and started building a new family-friendly life in the Annapolis area. Fisher’s Famous is the embodiment of our new life,” he said.
The dogs aren’t exactly famous right now. But he is confident that they are going to be.
“Fishers Famous felt right. It felt like what an All-American hot dog joint should aspire to be,” he said of the name.
For now, it is going to be a cart providing walk-up service. When profits start to roll in, he’ll look to add on a picnic table.
Fisher will run the business himself. He will be selling great American hot dogs as well as soon-to-be-favorites like the “Edgewiener” and the “Davidsondog.” Fisher’s Famous will only serve hot dogs, chips and drinks plus toppings.
He promises to strive toward making “the perfect hot dog.”
We’ll have to sample the dogs before we make a decision on that. I happen to think that the best dog is a regular hot dog, steamed in a fresh bun with spicy mustard, fresh onions, sweet relish and a bag of sour cream potato chips. Do you have a favorite hot dog? What will you be ordering at Fishers Famous dog?