Hot Dogs Go Haute
Where else? Porklandia. The city that brought the world the maple-bacon donut returns with its latest feat: a seriously gourmet hot dog trend. Here are five ways Portlandians are eating their wienies right now.
1. The Pretty Dog
First up, Olympic Provisions takes your basic hot dog structure and makes it, well, beautiful. Their hand-linked Applewood and hickory smoked footlong pork frankfurter comes with artful drizzles of ketchup, dijon, onions, and house-made relish.
2. The Everything Dog
Fine dining Mexican restaurant Xico offers their own take on an Arizona favorite: the Sonoran hot dog: Grilled Nathan’s All Beef Frank, bacon, salsa verde, eye-of-the-goat beans, cotija, crema, and pico de gallo.
3. The Chili Cheese Dog
Portland Penny Diner, the new restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Vitaly Paley offers up the Stanimal, which saves the exciting stuff for inside the wiener. A footlong hot dog is packed with oozing cheese and green chile, topped with sauerkraut and grilled onions.
4. The Reuben Dog
Kenny and Zuke’s, home of our favorite ever pastrami, adapts our favorite ever sandwich to the HD: reuben dog with pastrami, kraut and Swiss. AND they also serve a breakfast dog with grilled Sabrett, eggs, bacon and cheddar. Amen.
5. The Hamburger Dog
Finally, In The Bent Brick’s recent menu revamp, Chef Scott Dolich introduced several dishes featuring their line of house-made sausages including The Hamburger Dog: ground meat and cheese in a sausage casing topped with hot sauce and relish.