There’s a new hot-dog place in town called Haute Dog Carte. But it doesn't feature your ordinary frankfurter. It is offering gourmet wieners, according to owner Daniel Raffel.
The new venture is located on Falls road, just south of Lake Avenue in front of Bonjour French Bakery and Cafe (6070 Falls Rd.). The dogs range mostly from $2-5.
Specialty dogs include a ¼-pound Berk’s Angus beef hot dog with homemade tomato and onion jam, a Baltimore Dog with Old Bay, and a Binkert’s Dog by Binkert’s sausage makers. Local chefs like Spike Gjerde, Christian deLutis, and Gayle Brier will create Chef Dogs, according to Daniel, who also owns A La Carte Distinctive Catered Affairs.
And you’ll find some wacky creations like a Shrimp Dog with scampi relish, a Chili Dog (made of chili!), and a Venison Dog (with juniper ketchup) in addition to traditional wieners and sauces.
The hot-dog spot is open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.–Sat. I’m waiting to hear from Daniel about a website and Facebook page.