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Hot dogs have gone gourmet. At The Hawt Dog and Sausage Eatery, chefs pair charbroiled hot dogs or sausages with a host of creative accompaniments—which include marinated tomatoes, chipotle beef chili, and Cajun shrimp jambalaya sauce—before swaddling each “hawt” in fresh dough and baking it to perfection. Each hawt begins with a high-quality base: the restaurant only slings all-natural, locally sourced sausages made without antibiotics and growth hormones or Hebrew National hot dogs forged from 100% kosher beef. Chefs accentuate these savory cylinders with dressings, sauces, chips, and tater “tawts”—all of which they make in-house to avoid running costly background checks on the ingredients. In the dining room, customers relax at a long counter lined with metal sheets and sip local craft beer as they peer into the exposed kitchen.