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Tag: Tommy Chicago Hot Dogs


Welcome to hot dog town, population you. Two new hot dog restaurants open in Tacoma

The Chicago Dog at Deli & Dog, a new restaurant that opened two months ago in Freighthouse Square.

So …. hot dogs.

Can we not get enough?

In August, I wrote about hot dog trucks and trailers popping up from Tacoma to Buckley to Fife. And now a mobile sidewalk hot dog stand, Hot Dogs To Go, has started serving dogs from a portable grill on Tacoma Avenue South.

And what about stationary dog restaurants? Well, add Dog & Deli at Freighthouse Square to the growing list of hot dog diners and walk-in restaurants that also includes Hot Rod Dog (two locations), The Red Hot on Sixth and Sully’s Alder Street Café in Sumner.

So … this begs the question … can we get enough of hot dogs? Will they become the new cupcakes? Will the mere mention of them make us roll our eyes and yearn for whatever the next food trend will bring? I’m guessing no, but you can tell me otherwise. Just comment below.

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Mobile hot dog update: Tommy Chicago is moving to another Tacoma location

In today’s GO section, I wrote about three new mobile hot dog trucks and trailers. I previously wrote about the same three mobile restaurants in an Aug. 2 blog post here.

I thought I’d share with TNT Diner readers what I wrote in GO today – that Tommy Chicago Hot Dogs this week has ended its run at 149th and Pacific and is now on the move. Click “more” for details of the hot dog truck’s next location. Read more »


Mobile dogs: Tommy Chicago on Pacific

I would be remiss in my series on hot dogs if I didn’t mention the mobile hot dog restaurant Tommy Chicago off 149th and Pacific in Spanaway. This is a small operation. And is this case with some mobile restaurants, on occasion you’ll stop by and it will be gone; or closed.

But try to find a more perfect Chicago dog ($3.29) and you’ll be hard pressed outside of The Red Hot. At Tommy Chicago, they start with a poppy seed bun, drop in a Vienna dog (love those things), add a squiggle of mustard, some neon green

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