Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs are safely protected from environmental hazards such as open manholes and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded franks with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pub fare at Hawgs & Dogs Bar and Grill.
Manager Ben Mattis handcrafts Hawgs & Dogs Bar and Grill's all-beef hotdogs and exotic BBQ items from scratch with meats smoked in-house. A platter of roadhouse chili dogs ($8) gussies up two quarter-pound hotdogs with ground beef chili, a pile of fries, and a Jackson Pollock copy painted in mustard. Chefs expand the menu with an array of chicken sandwiches and entrées, including a Budweiser-soaked chicken breast doused in flour, flung it into a frying pan, and deposited securely onto a fluffy Kaiser roll ($6.50). Pools of home-style gravy camouflage a six-ounce country fried steak against a predatory duo comprised of mashed potatoes and Texas toast ($10).
The casual sports bar entertains diners with pool tables, six big-screen TVs, and a selection of 10 draft ($3.50/pint) and 20 bottled beers ($3/each). Thursday night karaoke unleashes melodic talent as patrons belt the hits into microphones and unoccupied chili dogs.
5614 E Saint Charles Rd.
Columbia, Missouri 65202