Hot dogs, like suspected bank robbers, should be placed in strong casings, grilled until they crack, then liberally topped with yellow mustard. Relish frankfurters and freedom with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, and more at Dog Haus in Pasadena.
A neighborhood purveyor of gourmet fast food, Dog Haus specializes in speedily prepared and creatively topped hot dogs, sausages, and hamburgers. Forklift a top-heavy freiburger, outfitted with a 1/3 pound angus patty mounded with cheese, fries, coleslaw, and a fried egg atop sweet King’s Hawaiian bread ($6.25), into mouth loading docks. Quarter-pound specialty all-beef hot dogs ($5.95) run the flavor gamut with offerings such as the Sooo Cali, a vegetable-rich cylinder of beef piled with mixed greens, tomato, tempura onions, spicy basil aioli, and avocado, or the Little Leaguer, a feisty frankfurter nestled beneath chili con carne, Fritos, onion, and cheddar cheese.
Take a tour of Dog Haus’s Best of the Würst tubular sausages ($5.50) from around the world, including german bratwurst, polish kielbasa, spicy italian sausage, and chicken fiesta links inspired by Mexico, each served on a french roll and stamped by a surly customs agent. Add a side of freshly cut french fries ($1.75), golden-brown tater tots ($1.75), or blue-cheese sweet-potato fries ($3.50) to transform savory sandwiches into starchy masterpieces.
Chefs at Dog Haus's dual locations fuse German culinary tradition with Southern Californian flavors and ingredients. Six types of sausage, such as skinless beef dogs and gourmet bratwursts, as well as burgers lay sandwiched between pieces of King's hawaiian bread, which wraps contents in the sweet warmth of a quilted scuba suit. Beneath clouds of aromatic steam, bundles sport predetermined fixings or don some of 32 inventive toppings, which include egg, chili, and avocado. In a beer garden at the eatery's original location, German and Californian craft brews flow from taps in sudsy cascades while live musicians serenade sun-steeped diners. Guests avoid overly friendly fire hydrants with free parking, and Dog Haus' staff travels to sate distant appetites with delivery and catering services.
105 N Hill Ave.
Pasadena, California 91106Get Directions