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March
24th

First Bite: DIY dogs at Hot Rod Dog on Tacoma Ave


Pictured here, a Chicago style DIY dog I made at Hot Rod Dog. Mustard, relish, onions, a pickle spear and celery salt (MIA: poppy seed bun, sport peppers, tomato slice).

Two things I like about a walk-in spot like Hot Rod Dog:

1. A DIY condiment bar that lets dog lovers load up on onions, mustard, relish, pickles, peppers, etc. etc. etc. It’s fast service eating, and customized all you want. In and out in five minutes, even if there’s a line? I’m a fan.

2. Great dogs. And when I say great, I mean deep-down delicious (no fatty fillers!). Blue Max Sausage Co. in Puyallup is responsible for those delectable smoked sausages.

Hot Rod Dog opened its second outpost last month, which I wrote about here.

Lines can spill out the door when it gets busy, but it moves fast. A table and a few chairs are out front, but all that’s inside is a counter for noshing. But hot dogs are walking around food, so who needs a table, right? Read more »