With a prime location in Canton Square, Dog Bar (2938 O'Donnell St., 410-409-4232) brings a taste of the boardwalk to the city. Begin with a Baltimore Build Your Own Dog (starting at $3.29)—a steamed, quarter-pound, all-beef wiener that can be stacked with specialty toppings like bacon, guacamole, and pulled pork for 59-99 cents extra. If you're feeling more adventurous (or hungry), you can choose from 25 specialty dogs, like the Guadalajara Dog ($4.99), which piles on relish, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, and guacamole, or a Natty Boh Best in Show, a bratwurst infused with the beer and then smothered in chili (sweet or spicy), nacho cheese, mustard, and onions. Fresh-cut fries can be doused with chili, cheese, and other enhancements, and come served in a dog bowl! There are also fresh-fruit milkshakes and root-beer floats to keep everyone happy.
A hot-dog eatery raises the bar with toppings
Issue date: October, 2011