Salt Lake City's Charlie Chow's Dragon Grill has a mobile Chow Truck, where patrons can enjoy tacos, sliders, calamari, and Asian-spiced root chips. The truck's location and schedule vary. Occasionally it serves a Chicago Red hot dog on a toasted poppy seed bun, Asian slaw, Vietnamese sweet & spicy sauce & yuzu pickle for $5. Susan, Eric and Melanie enjoyed one while sitting in the REI parking lot.
Eric: "I liked it, but also I want tofu tacos, too"
Susan: "This dog was great, but I wanted more sauciness. I left craving Chinese food."
Moochie's has hot dogs, too. It's name specifically says "meatballs and more!," so hot dogs fall squarely into the "more" category, along with macaroni & cheese, fried ravioli, and Tastykakes. Most people get the Philly Cheesesteak or Meatball subs (sometimes with spicy Atomic jalapeño sauce). But it's also not hard to believe that the hot dog is, like, really good, too. Susan and Eric split a Moochie Dog: 1/4 lb fried hot dog, grilled pepperoni, dill pickles, red onions, special dill sauce, grilled onions, 2 slices of American cheese, and lettuce. Eric: "I wish I had a whole one." **5**
Susan: "THIS IS DELICIOUS. One of the best I've had. Guy Fieri totally let everyone down by not featuring this dog on Triple D, bro." **5!**
"We sink hunger!" T'pedos has been in Salt Lake City since the beginning of 2014. Steve, the owner, recommends the Coney or the Kitchen Sink dogs. Eric ordered the Polish and Susan got the Kitchen Sink. The dogs cannot be eaten without a fork and napkins. Susan: "It was superb, good everything, and I loved the Krinkle cut fries with sauce. The toppings overwhelmed the dog a little bit, but that's my fault for ordering the Kitchen Sink." **5** Eric: "It was like a Reuben, but with a hot dog." **5**
336 W 300 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-4444 http://www.brugeswaffles.com/main.php
"Bruges Waffles & Frites" is a "taste of Europe" in the "heart of Salt Lake City." They offer a Machine Gun Sandwich, which is really just a hot dog with fries on top. That's actually not true, it is a "hearty lamb merguez sausage served on fresh baguette, stuffed with our famous fries and topped Andalouse sauce." It's expensive. It took a very long time to get. But it was worth the trip.
Susan: "I really liked the sauce and the fries. And the bread. And the sausage. Viva la Belgium!" **4.75**
Eric: "I liked this, but also I wish I knew the Freakandel existed, because I probably would have liked that, too. Delicious!" **5**
Larry: "Um, the Machine Gun unleashed a load in my mouth...what?" **4**
858 North 700 East Provo, UT 84606 (801) 373-DAWG www.jdawgs.com
Thier motto is "Mean Dawgs, Nice Buns." Wow. J Dawgs offers Polish or beef dogs, but the group only ordered Polish dogs. All the dogs are criss-cross-cut, and Eric REALLY liked how that made them into bite-sized chunks. J Dawgs is known for its special sauce; J Dawgs is also overrated. But pretty good. Eric: "I love this. Bite-sized chunks!" **5** Susan: "This dog was the culinary equivalent of Love Actually: everyone kept telling me how much I'd love it, and it was underwhelming, actually" **3.75** Danny: "Always delicious." **5** Larry: "Quite a mouthful." **3**
Five Guys is known for their hamburgers and fries, not for their hot dogs. Susan, Larry and Eric tried the Kosher Style hot dog and Bacon Cheese dogs with various toppings. They also had fries. The hot dogs were split down the middle and grilled; the buns were grilled as well. The dogs were delicious overall, but not memorable.
Dairy Delight is a great place to go to smell grease. Everything Dairy Delight sells smells and tastes like grease (delicious grease). Except the milkshakes, which do not taste like grease. Dairy Delight has great milkshakes (thick) and Iron Port (a cream soda-like carbonated beverage). It really is one of the best places to eat in Tooele.
Both Susan and Eric got a hot dog. Eric only had mustard on his. Susan had the works. Both liked that the hot dogs were split and fried. The buns were not good because they were fragile and broken and gross. Eric: "I liked the hot dog, but not the bun." **5**
Susan: "I liked the hot dog, but not the bun. I liked the milkshake better than the hot dog. The bun was not so bad that I wouldn't come back and try it again." **3**
Avril-Bleh & Sons Meat Market has "famous homemade sausages and lunch meats since 1894." They are famous for their metts. A mett is short for "mettwurst," a German smoked pork sausage. A Cheddar Mett is a German smoked pork sausage with cheddar cheese inside. Metts are very popular in Cincinnati, and Susan & Eric recommend checking out the website above to learn more about it. Eric and Susan both had Cheddar Metts. They did not get any toppings because they planned to continue eating sausages throughout the day, and foolishly wanted to save room for more dogs.
Eric: "Delicious! I'm glad I got it plain! It popped in my mouth...literally." **5**
Susan: "The pop is like crazy. My mouth may not recover for a while." **5**
625 West Liberty Street Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 433-1950
Susan and Eric both ordered two Yocco's Hot Dogs, a "well done hot dog in a steamed roll, with chopped onions, tangy mustard, & Yocco's chili sauce." The hot dogs were served on a tray without a plate, but with thoughtfully arranged napkins on a tray slip. They looked shriveled, black and disgusting. This location offers cold beer to go.
Susan: "Well done, done well! Although not much to look at, this dog is one of the scrappiest dogs I've ever eaten. It's bare-bones, no fancy ingredients, and yet it manages to be a unique, fantastic dog. I like the burnt skin, and it all washed down with some delicious chocolate milk." Also, it's pronounced "Yocco's" like "tacos." **5**
Eric: "I wish I had been hungrier, because I wanted to eat more." Four hot dogs, a chocolate milk and a $4 beer came to $7.50. The wiped-on Yocco's sauce may not look great, but oh man was it delicious. **5**
1356 Prater Way Sparks, NV 89431-0905 (775) 331-6221
Both shared the Mighty Mike, which is a "1/4 lb. all-beef hot dog, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, deep fried, served with mayo, mustard and onions." Both also shared the Bad Dog, which is "1/4 lb. Polish sausage stuffed with pepper jack, wrapped with bacon, and deep fried (also served with mayo, mustard and onions)." If you are anywhere near Reno, you should definitely make a stop here.
Eric: "Delicious." **5**
Susan: "We cannot add anything to the description of this dog that would make it more appetizing--oh, except that you can get a really good shake with it." **5**