Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 2 of the Weakly Hot Dog (Wiener) Review. Still searching for the best Hot Dog Venue in Humboldt!

My buddy Steve Harris and I took it to old town to visit The Wolf Dawg at 525 2nd Street in the old Vance Hotel Lobby. Proprietor, please turn off the cell phone when you have waiting customers! And just because you are speaking into the cell phone, you do not have to yell loud enough to wake up the ghosts of the Vance family! Not a good start.  

1. Hot Dog-Kind of bland itself. I had a chili dog that came with olives and Fritos. My buddy Steve ordered a Smokey Link which he said was not too hot and he seemed satisfied. Buns were so so. Second straight place lacking in quantity. (People, if you are targeting a Hot Dog eating clientele, stuff em!) Rating: 2.5 out of 5

2. Condiments-Very well stocked variety and convenient. Rating: 4 out of 5

3. Ambiance-Kind of fancy and airy with great old town atmosphere. Play some music people!  Rating: 3 out of 5

4. Extras- Lots of choices with salads and wraps available. Plenty of beer selections and Lime or Straw-Ber-Ritas. Steve had the Mac and Cheese and he loved it! Real silverware! And cloth towels if you preferred over napkins. Rating: 4 out of 5

5. Parking-It is old town. Parking sucks! Rating: 2 out of 5

Overall rating 3 out of 5

After we were sat and eating, proprietor came over and asked if everything was well and made up for the rotten introduction. Really kind of over the top nice for a hot dog joint in a good way.  

Next review: Surfside Burger Shack.


Anonymous said...

TOP DOG (Berkeley, CA) Like so many things that are lacking in Humboldt County. It' worth the drive!

Anonymous said...

I can read you getting fatter.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this one. Wouldn't go back for another. I would rather just spend $1.50 and get a Costco dog. Top Dog is great. It was more lively in the 80's but still a fun place to go.

Anonymous said...

I know that this is a hot dog thread but the stupidity of the Times Standard is truly appaling. Did anyone notice the reference to the "Great Leap Forward" on the headline of the piece on Betty Chin. It even mentions her suffering during the Cultural Revolution, which is almost indistinguishable from the Great Leap Forward as they both resulted on massive starvation, torture of innocents, and untold suffering while the Rich Elite such as Mao lived a rich, elitist lifestyle. Those people are really stupid to make such an insulting headline.