Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dune Dogs

Jupiter, FL

Vacation time. Side Dish Jody and I hit the road for vacation, which means getting out on the road and searching for new places to eat that look appealing, and what our readers would enjoy reading. This is a testament to anyone who wonders 'do people just look up random places and come see us?' The answer is yes. Pulling into Dune Dogs we instantly looked at each other with big goofy smiles and said "Oh yes, this is awesome." Advertising Hebrew National hot dogs, these dogs are hearty. Sometimes you bite into a dog and can taste soft or boiled too much. Biting into this dog made me close my eyes to enjoy every delicious bite. I scarfed down two dogs on this day which were the Pushcart Dog, and the Leroy Brown's Junkyard Dog. The Pushcart was topped with a special onion sauce and some tomatoes. Normally not a huge fan of tomatoes on dogs, unless it is a Chicago Dog, I enjoyed the taste. But the Leroy Brown Junkyard Dog...now THIS is a hot dog. The pushcart sauce is simply to die for. Trying to describe the marinara-esque sauce does not even do it justice. So picture a red colored sauce but the punch, the aroma, and the bursting flavor of this sauce cannot be put into words. Just pay the piper his pence, and get this dog.

Atmosphere- This restaurant was open air style (much the same as Skinny Legs in the Virgin Islands for our followers) which is what you would picture on the islands, or at a tropical beach. Cozy up to the bar for drinks or sit on one of the many stainless steel topped picnic tables. We got to eat in the back landing and they even built the deck and awning around a monster size tree that comes up through the outer edge. Places like this are why we started doing reviews. An atmosphere like this cannot be topped when trying to eat a hot dog. A

Value- The Leroy Brown came in at $3.75 which was more than a bargain, while the Pushcart was a fairly priced $3.20 to consume. Not many places serve Hebrew National dogs, so they get a bump up for the uniqueness, but it is about the middle of the road for what we have seen charged for dogs. So even with the bump for a quality kind of dog it rates out at simply a B

Side Dish Jody says...
I had an order of the Yankee Nachos which is essentially waffle fries with many of your standard hot dog toppings like chili, jalapenos, onions and shredded cheese. It was a very tasty concoction especially on a waffle fry, which made it scoopable. My only regret is that it was shredded cheese instead of my preferred nacho cheez. A-




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