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Monday, September 28, 2015

Joe’s Dogs opens next to Derby train station

Joe Miani of Derby is photographed with his food cart, Joe’s Hot Dog Cafe, next to the train station in Derby on 9/24/2015. (Arnold Gold — New Haven Register)

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

DERBY >> When resident Joe Miani retired from the automotive business after 40 years, instead of relaxing at home, relishing his golden years, he bought a hot dog trailer.

Since July, Miani and his wife, Barbara, have been enjoying retirement by working. They can be found cooking up hot dogs, sausage and peppers, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and more from their silver hot dog trailer perched underneath the Route 8 overpass next to the Derby Train Station on Main Street.

Joe’s Dogs is open Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; hours the Mianis say fit in nicely with their retirement schedule.

Miani, 67, just retired last October, but was already making plans for his future before that. He purchased the trailer six months prior to leaving a four-decade career servicing cars, because it was something he always wanted to do.
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