Dogs for Dads

On June 17th, we celebrate fathers all over the world. Here at EC we celebrate fathers by featuring hot dogs with a variety of toppings. Grilled burgers and hot dogs are a summertime staple, but we wanted to take the toppings to another level. Of course, we love a good Chicago Style hot dog with mustard, relish, sport peppers, onions and celery salt on the iconic sesame bun. But there are so many other delicious ways to enjoy a dog with dad! We love adding over-the-top garnishes to drinks and toppings to hot dogs. Therefore, we looked to a few social media accounts for inspiration to share.

Dog Haus Dogs is a company we recently started following on Instagram for hot dog inspirations. Dog Haus Dogs chefs come up with most outrageous toppings. A few of our favorites include their Old Town Dog (left) which is hot dog wrapped in smoked bacon, topped with caramelized onions and pickled jalapenos and drizzled with chipotle aioli cotija cheese. Next is the “Free Bird” or, turkey dog (middle), with fresh avocado, tomato, smoked bacon and housemade ranch. Last, is the veggie sausage (right) with arugula, avocado, and tomato, drizzled with a spicy basil sauce. We know the fathers in our lives would love to indulge in Dog Haus Dogs’ entire menu. Our chefs can’t wait to start creating new things for our menus inspired by this company.

*Pictures from Dog Haus Dogs’ Instagram – linked here.

Our General Manager, Julie Fitzgerald, suggested we follow Swizzler Food Truck in Washington, DC. Voted best food truck in 2017, Swizzler Food puts a fun twist on every hot dog they serve. From the toppings Swizzler has available for the “build your own” creation, to their extensive menu, we’re inspired by their creativity!. Their most popular dog is the” Leonardo dog Vinci.” Fresh mozzarella, pesto, grape tomatoes with a balsamic glaze all served in a pretzel bun.

*Pictures from Swizzler Food Truck Instagram – linked here.

Finally, Doggos Gus puts everything on their dogs. For the adventurous dads out there, we suggest bacon wrapped hot dogs with a Mexican twist. Grilled vegetables with an extra topping of meat is also featured, Doggos Gus knows how to keep their customers coming back for more. This Summer, we couldn’t be more excited to add to our own EC hot dog and topping menu.

*Pictures from Doggos Gus’ Instagram – linked here.