Haute Dog

Soren and I spent last weekend in Baltimore, aka The City that Reads, The City that Breeds, and The Greatest City in America. (It’s also the city where we first fell in love.) I’m here to bestow a new moniker on Baltimore: The City that Houses the World’s Best Hot Dog. I kid you not, this hot dog will blow your mind.

Here’s how you make a normal hot dog. First, grab a pasty white bun, slit it in half. Then, slip in some inferior pale pink meat tube made from pig ears and chicken lips. One line of ketchup, one line of yellow mustard, and you’re done! Here’s how you make the best hot dog ever.

First, grab a thick hoagie roll. Shove it end first on hot metal pick to make a toasty, hot dog-sized hole. Fill the hole with tomato and onion jam, bacon and onion marmalade, dijon mustard, and a 1/4 pound black angus hot dog. What do you get? A salty, slightly sweet, meaty delicious dog also known as the HD Signature. And a bargain — the HD is only $5.

Haute Dog, the food cart responsible for the HD Signature, makes a lot of other dogs, wursts, and sausages too. Unfortunately, I will never know how they taste. Because I refuse to order anything else. What can I say? I’m loyal to a fault.

So what are you waiting for? Get your ass to Baltimore. Grab a Haute Dog and a 6-pack of Natty Boh, and have yourself an old fashioned Balm’er picnic, hon. In fact, I’ll join you.

Haute Dog
6070 Falls Road
Baltimore MD 21209


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4 responses to “Haute Dog

  1. Mark Dahlen

    Sounds great however, what substitute would you use for the hot pick?

  2. You could probably make a hole with a serrated knife, or the handle of a wooden spoon, but it wouldn’t be quite the same.

    • Mark Dahlen

      I briefly thought of a substitute yesterday. One could insert a serated knife into the bread twice forming an X. Then use a round 2 inch rounded wood dowel inserted into the bread. Then use a culinary torch to toast the bread. Sounds a bit labor intensive though. Hmmmm. Maybe one of Edie’s large, unused curling irons?

  3. The culinary torch might work. But how would you get the heat inside? A curling iron sounds like a good bet, although the bread might stick to it. But that’s the right idea!

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