Food & Drink

Comments (0)

BEST HOT DOGS Minneapolis 2002 - Joey D's

Every city should have at least one legendary hot-dog emporium. In Washington, D.C., it's Ben's Chili Bowl. In Fort Lauderdale, Hot Dog Heaven. Chicago, of course, is hot-dog mecca, with so many topnotch purveyors (Flukey's, Wolfy's, Byron's, etc.) that it might be possible to subsist there on hot dogs alone--until you keel over from a heart attack, anyway. Hereabouts the choices are more limited. The Wienery on the West Bank offers a bohemian hot-dog experience, with many unique variations on the standard dog. The Hot Dog Café, a Coon Rapids newcomer, displays admirable ambition but is hurt by a teenage staff that doesn't exercise the proper care required to deliver maximum satisfaction. The undisputed top dog remains Joey D's. For those unfamiliar with the drill, here's a primer: poppy-seed bun, sliced pickles, tomatoes, chopped onions, hot peppers, relish, celery salt, mustard, and, of course, the Vienna Beef dog. Squeeze, eat, belch, and repeat until bloated.

My Voice Nation Help


Best of Award Graphics