Legendary Birmingham Hot Dog Man Passes

Constantine Koutroulakis,  known to most  as Gus, was found dead Tuesday morning  at his  home.

The previous day, the 81-year-old Koutroulakis worked his day long shift, just as he had for 63 years.

He operated Pete’s Hot Dogs in Birmingham, which I visited a couple years ago.

No word on the fate of the shop.  Gus frequently said that “when he’s gone, it’s gone,” and reportedly no one knew the secret sauce recipe, but the master himself.


Pete's Birmingham

Pete's Birmingham


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