Day 193: Bite into a hot dog at Dog Et Al

12 Jul

For first-timers at Dog Et Al, ordering off the menu can be a bit cumbersome. There’s the Little Dog, the Big Dog, the Super Dog, the Footlong Dog, the BigFoot Dog, as well as the standard Corndog and Jumbo Corndog. And there are several more hot dog offerings, like a vegetarian hot dog, that aren’t listed on the menu. Then there are the condiments, which are so varied that there are literally thousands (precisely 10, 230 according to the proprietors) of dog-condiment combinations to be enjoyed. While the hot dog styles are many, the menu otherwise lacks depth. This is simply a hot dog joint. The dogs, made from what I suspect are mostly beef innards, are cooked in a steaming bath and dressed in front of you. Your best option is to order your meal as a “combo,” which gives you a choice of homemade chips or fries (onion rings if you want to be complicated), a fried apple pocket dessert, and a fountain drink. Get the combo with an extra dog and the total rings up to around $10. Don’t count the calories, and don’t expect much in atmosphere—the South Monroe Street stand hasn’t changed much in years with its plain tables and booths, big windows, and red-and-white paneled walls. But the service is friendly and fast to make Dog Et Al a lunchtime favorite. – Mark Hollis

LOCATION: 1456 South Monroe Street

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3 Responses to “Day 193: Bite into a hot dog at Dog Et Al”

  1. Katie Brainerd August 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I looooooove Dog Et All, they have every kind of hot dog you can imagine, and their homemade sides are great.

    • Will Hotl October 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      I hated this place. Talk about awful hotdogs. This is where you go to find them. Want the greasiest french fries in town? This is it! Sorry but one time was enough.

      • Will Hotl October 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

        P.S. Their “sauce” was horrible. I mean GROSS.

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