Although bananas insist on being called the world's most portable food, hot dogs challenge that fallacy with their dominance in the realms of baseball games, birthday parties, and airport security. Enjoy the edible victor with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of hot dogs, sliders, and more at Dave's Doghouse, located a four-minute walk south of University Drive on Forest Avenue in Wilson Hall.
Dave's Doghouse boasts a menu that transports the tubular East Coast meat temptations to the warmer climates of Tempe. The Boston dog, a nod to Dave's hometown and the restaurant's signature dog, is made from 100% beef, grilled, and served on a New-England-style bun, buttered and toasted ($3.30) and much tastier than the giant cloth buns worn by hot dog mascots. Double your dosage of meat with the chili dog, a dog topped with a gourmet chili developed by Los Angeles top chef Josiah Citron ($3.80). Those with appetites deeper than the echo of Barry White's voice in the Grand Canyon will want to tackle the Devil Dog, a massive one-pound beast that will send all dog lovers, filled and heartily satisfied, to heaven ($12). Pair your meaty cylinder with an order of thick-cut gourmet fries ($1.99), or pay homage to the hollow circle of life with a side of golden fried onion rings ($3.35). Non-dog lovers can opt for the grilled chicken sliders smothered with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce (two for $6.05).
The convenient location right off of ASU's campus makes Dave's a great hangout post-class, post-party, or post-10 days of fasting in the desert. Dave's also has a breakfast menu available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the main menu is available until 10 p.m. Whether seeking wisdom in the iconic appearance of a well-garnished hot dog or simply trying to sate a craving that's haunted you since the discovery of ancient hot-dog-based artifacts at an archaeological dig in Germany, a visit to Dave's will foot the bill and fill the boot.
- My Devil Dog is char-grilled to perfection -- the mustard, onions and relish in beautiful harmony with the meat and the warm crunch of a buttered and toasted bun. – Zachary Fowle, Phoenix New Times
- My favorite thing on the menu were [sic] the sliders. They were delicious. You would expect to see manufactured patties straight from the freezer, but these are fresh ground and appeared to be hand formed. – Andrew Z., Yelp