Tag Archives: Hot Dog

Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs Are In-Your-Face Delicious

by Steven Doyle

This new hot dog craze is really catchy. If you are able to make a fantastic and snappy wiener made from an all-natural casing, a fresh baked roll and plenty of interesting topping, you will make a success of this whole doggery thing. Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs did just that. This is an unpretentious hot dog Mecca that is light on the wallet and high on truly good flavors.

The menu can be a bit overwhelming, so perhaps it is best to stick to the basics on first pass. Oh, once you have gone there will be multiple laps, your fascination for the wood-fired dog won’t allow anything but just that. Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Hot Dogs, Restaurant Opening, Steven Doyle

Luscher’s Announces “Rush Hour” Deals

luscher

Luscher’s Red Hots announces “Rush Hour” Monday through Friday from 5pm-7pm. Enjoy $4 Post Oak Red Hots, Depression Dogs and Kraut Dogs, $10 Goose Island draft beer pitchers and $2.50 local canned brews, drafts and wines by the glass while rocking out to the legendary band Rush.

Chicagoland native Brian C. Luscher, whose desire for the perfect dog was so great that he took matters, and meat, into his own hands and launched Luscher’s Red Hot’s in 2015. The ultimate take on the Chicago dog, smoked with oak and made by hand with all-natural, locally raised meats, breads and produce has garnered attention all over Dallas – Fort Worth. Everything is made from scratch or comes from someone who does.  Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Steven Doyle

The Definitive 2015 List of the Best Hot Dogs in Dallas

hot dogby Steven Doyle

It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:

Luscher’s Red Hots:  You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. A few years back he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. Just months ago the chef opened Luscher’s Red Hots in Deep Ellum where you not only can find this delicious example of a hot dog, but also one of the best burgers in Dallas, along with a few other treats that include sausages. Luscher also has a line of hand-made accouterments  to devise your own Chi Dog at home including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers.   Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Steven Doyle

Luscher’s Red Hots Brings A Taste Of Chicago To Deep Ellum

DSC06834by Steven Doyle

I can only envision how chef Brian C. Luscher sees the world. I am sure it is bacon lined, sausage filled, and burger-fied. This is a good thing. The man sticks with what he does best, and that is to bring a slice of Chicago to the good people of Dallas, Texas. He makes simply the very best hot dog in the state, and has a few updated tricks up his sleeve at his new restaurant, Luscher’s Red Hots located in Deep Ellum. The amount of media coverage has been so overwhelming that he apologized to his fans on Facebook. No apology necessary. Just keep doing what you do best, chef.   Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Steven Doyle

Eat Me: Quail “Wings” at Bowl and Barrel

quailby Steven Doyle

Chicken wings will always be all the rage in bars because they are so easy to make as they are to eat. Flavor delivered on its own natural stick, if you will. Somewhere there are a ton of quail scurrying about without the use of their legs, and we are all the better for it. These are very meaty and spicy specimens found at Bowl and BarrelContinue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Steven Doyle

The 2014 Definitive List Of The Best Hot Dogs In Dallas

dogby Steven Doyle

It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:

Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots:  You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. Just last year he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. You can also find hand-made accouterments  to devise your own Chi Dog including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers. The dog is sold by the chef at the White Rock Local Market at Green Spot  on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, and the White Rock Local Market at Lakeside on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8am to 1pm. For take home goodness try checking out Bolsa Mercado and the Green Grocer.  Luscher’s is the Holy Grail of Dallas dogs. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Hot Dogs, Steven Doyle

Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs Offers More Than A Big Bite

DSC01777by Steven Doyle

Troy Gardner isn’t new to the culinary world. The owner of Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs was formerly the chef at Zubar, and Expo Park Cafe. Gardner has been running his own catering business for some years now and opened Samson’s last November to some good reviews. Gardner makes a very fine dog, outsourcing his custom meat blend of beef, pork or sausages to Kuby’s. Bread is procured from both Village Baking Company and Empire Bakery. The nine inch dogs have a slight overhang which make for very good photographs, but even better for a few extra bites of meat.

With the hot dogs, Samson’s offers many original toppings for some fun flavor combinations. In addition to the dogs, they also offer salads and wraps. Samson’s opens early to offer up breakfast wraps, and one particularly fine banana bread pudding that is oozing in goodness. You can have your office catered, and they also offer delivery for a mere buck seventy-five. There are also plenty of local draft beer selections, including Peticolas Velvet Hammer.

As we nibbled through most of the menu at Samson’s we had a chance to sit with owner Troy Gardner to discuss all things dog, and what makes his so very special.    Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Steven Doyle