Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Dowg Shack

Something I was reading this morning got me in the mood for a hotdog. This was not part of my dietary plan for the weekend, but the calling was loud and insistent.

When we first moved into this house nearly four years ago, there was a little red hotdog hut next to a local car dealership. The Dowg Shack was typically open from May through October. Sadly, something happened that closed them down permanently two years ago. I never heard why. Then, about a year and a half ago, we noticed that a hole-in-the-wall convenience store converted over to a new location for The Dowg Shack. Since the location sucked for the convenience store, I doubted that the hotdog establishment would fair much better. I am thrilled to have been proven wrong.

Today is a bright warm spring Saturday. What a great time to check out the new location of The Dowg Shack. The new spaces is roomy, with video games, radio over the speaker system, and a muted television over one of the display fridges. There's a corner with some kids toys, and some books left lying around (see the book crossing web site).

I ordered a Greek Dowg (Feta cheese, melted cheddar cheese, black olives & green olives). While the chef was making my dog, he asked if I'd like some jalapenos on it. The way he asked was like a drug dealer asking if you would like a little heroin with your pot. Then he asked if I'd like some sauteed onions. I did not turn either temptation down. When my order was up, he included a bowl with a few regular french fries and a few sweet potato french fries. Both were fabulous.

I'm not big into MySpace but they do have a presence there as well as on Facebook. I scanned their menu as a PDF. Hope they don't mind. (grin)


Summer said...

We have great hot dogs here in Rochester called Zweigels, they come in red or white.
As for the Dowg Shack, who'd have thought of all those toppings. I'm a ketchup and mustard only girl.

barbie2be said...

oh holy cow! if i ever come visit you we MUST go here!

and now, i will have to run over to weinerschnitzel for a mustard dog with onions, cheese and dill pickles!