The Wild Dog cart in Hunt Valley joins an increasing number of mobile food trucks in the area—and the growing trend of vendors selling gourmet hot dogs (more on this in our September issue).
Magazine intern Elizabeth Laseter reports that The Wild Dog wagon, offering all-beef Nathan’s hot dogs, is at 300 Clubhouse Road, near Beaver Dam and Gilroy roads, this week.
The van opens around 11 a.m. during the week, serving the lunch crowd until around 4 pm. Late-night snackers can get a “Wild Dog” fix from 1-2:30 a.m. Thurs.-Sat.
Owner Jay Leitch, who started the business about two months ago, wanted to pursue his passion for hot dogs and experiment with different toppings and ingredients, he says.
His most popular wiener is the Baltimore Dog, with chili, cheese, onions, and Old Bay seasoning. Other creative franks include the the Mexicana Dog, pictured, with salsa, onions, cheese, green chiles, and crushed tortilla chips, and the Reuben Dog, with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing.
There are also specials like the Hit Man Dog, which is topped with spicy pulled pork BBQ.