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Tag: Tacoma hot dogs


National hot dog day is today, here’s where to grab a great dog

Pictured here, a Coney Dog, top, a Hilltop Strangler, right and some nachos from The Red Hot on Sixth Avenue. 2010 File photo by Joe Barrentine/Staff photographer

Today is a national holiday and I bet you didn’t know it. Today? We celebrate the humble hot dog. As an ode to red hots, I checked in with the owners of The Red Hot, Tacoma’s top spot to grab a dog and a craft brew (you’ve got to be 21 to eat there). Owners and brothers Stu and Chris Miller gave me the lowdown on how to construct a perfect hot dog. I also compiled a list of my favorite places to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. The list includes, but is not limited to, the region’s best destination for al fresco dogs, Chicago dogs (and beefs, too) and burger stand dogs. Read more »


Cupcakes and hot dogs – a pairing made in Parkland

A Chicago dog at Eddie's Dawg House in Parkland.
A Chicago dog at Eddie’s Dawg House in Parkland.

Cupcakes and hot dogs may not seem all that synonymous, but the new combo business Eddie’s Dawg House and Yummers 2 the 3rd Power cupcake bakery is a pretty good business pairing of sweet-and-savory portable eats.

The duo opened last October in a black-and-white striped building with a catchy M-shaped awning just off 106th and Pacific in the Parkland neighborhood. This is the second location for Yummers, which opened in Parkland in February 2011 and was displaced last summer to make way for construction of a new building near Pacific Lutheran University.

The dual-sided business offers cupcakes from Amber Serrano, who was featured on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” last February. Flanking the bakery display case is an ordering window for Eddie’s Dawg House. Read more »