by Steven Doyle
Although craveDFW is not a political forum, we did giggle just a bit when it came to the whole Weinergate debacle surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.). Yesterday the democrat announced his resignation for his misguided hanky panky. In light of the situation we wish to take advantage of our readers good nature and share with you our take on the issue.
With that being said, we present our top five wieners in Dallas in no particular order.
1. Angry Dog besides having a really good burger and nifty men’s room art, the Angry Dog does more than an ample job with their namesake dish. The dog is big, meaty and angry. Picture the all-beef dog slathered in mustard, chili, grilled onions and cheddar cheese. And more chili on top of all that. This order is a knife, fork and quadruple napkin dog.
2. Old World Sausage Company at the Dallas Farmers Market in Shed 2 serves up many great sandwiches including a house-made Italian sausage with pepper and onions, and a sliced Italian beef . These hot Italians make the quintessential authentic Chicago Dog maxed out with the bright neon green relish, sport peppers, celery salt and tomato served up on a firm poppy seed bun. We are also crazy about the Rat Pack soundtrack that flows melodically through out this section of the shed.
3. Twisted Root is more known for their burgers and shakes, although we are true blue fans of their pickles and could make an entire meal of those alone. But what may escape most seeking a giant burger are their big dogs. These decadent wieners are made with Black Angus beef, deep fried and laden with blue cheese and a buffalo sauce (other choices available). Wash this dog down with Twisted Root’s newest specialty libation called the ‘Manmosa’ which is one part Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and one part chilled orange juice.
4. The Commissary is another hot spot that is more known for their great wine selection and almost equally large burger choices. Although we typically buy into one of the specials chef Tesar creates topped off with one of his signature desserts, he serves a very bad ass Kobe beef dog where you get a choice of chili, sauerkraut, onions or just about anything else you see on his menu. I say all the above.
5. Wild About Harry’s has a grand selection of wieners available at the Knox location just off 75. Here you can find the unusual combinations that keep area families lined up for lunch on any given day. We are particularly fond of the Chihuahua Dog with its guacamole, onions and cheese, and the Knox Street which is a send up to the classic Reuben sandwich in dog form. The Knox has spoonfuls of sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing and Swiss cheese. Harry also serves up a Veggie dog for our friends with those inclinations.
Whatever dog meets with your proclivity, be sure to share a wiener this weekend with a friend or Las Vegas black jack dealer of your choice. Just don’t Twitter while eating one.