Hot dogs are one of my favorite foods in the whole world. I consider myself a hot dog expert of sorts. Yes, there is such a thing — I do exist, after all. All joking aside, I honestly adore them. In fact, I’ve been known to drive over an hour away from my home to try a hot dog that I heard was really good — I am that much of a fan.
So, while on a recent visit to Las Vegas walking through The Linq district, I caught a glimpse of the Haute Doggery. My taste buds were instantly desperate to know what kind of greatness may lie within.
The decor inside was like a ‘50s style diner with a modern-day twist, and the hot dogs turned into the artwork. It had such an inviting and casual appeal to it, and honestly,it was just plain cool.
The hot dogs were not only delicious, but available in a fantastic variety — not your standard run-of-the-mill hot dog joint by any means. Of course, they did have classics like the Coney Dog, but they also had really unique versions of hot dogs that even a hot dog aficionado such as myself had never imagined before. Take, for example,the El Machete, which consisted of a char-grilled frank topped with roasted green chilies, borracho onions, pepper jack cheese, tomato, & Spicy Machete sauce. For those hot doggers with an even more voracious appetite, we recommend The Longhorn which actually had smoked beef BBQ brisket on the frank. Any one of these delicious dogs will leave your taste buds screaming ‘WOW!’
My very favorite of all turned out to be the Tijuana Dog. The frank itself was wrapped in bacon & deep fried, and then it was topped with grilled onions, jalapenos, and mayo. It was so good, in fact, that just a few hours before my flight –home, I grabbed a taxi and went back to the Haute Doggery for just one more.
And I’m so glad I did. Consider this self-declared hot dog expert officially impressed.