What You'll Get
Like other fresh produce, hot dogs are allowed to sit on the vine until fully ripe, at which point farmers must rush to harvest them before they’re cooked in a boiling-hot rainstorm. Enjoy farm-fresh dogs unscathed by high-temp tempests with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of hot dogs at Hot Dog Mike.
Michael "Hot Dog Mike" Juiliano crushes cravings with a frequently morphing menu of franks laden with both classic condiments and less-traditional toppings. The baron of bun-bookended bites uses all-beef dogs ($3) as bedding for a bounty of add-ons, including chili, shredded cheddar, slaw, banana peppers, and jalapeño peppers. His Polish dogs ($4) are recommended with kraut and spicy brown mustard, just as they’ve been enjoyed in Warsaw since the Middle Ages. Adventurous appetites can stray from convention for game-changing, daily-changing combinations, with recent examples including the BLT ($4), laden with bacon, heirloom tomato, lettuce, and jalapeño mayo, or the sriracha dog ($3), which hits tongues with the one-two palate punch of cool cucumber and spicy sriracha sauce. Other cylindrical selections include the Carolina slaw dog ($3), which partners slaw with chili, mustard, and onions, and the Joseph Wilbrand–approved TNT dog ($3), boasting a combustible combination of mustard, Vidalia onion, sriracha, and slaw.
As mobile as nomadic Bedouin tribesmen and back-alley games of three-card Monte, Hot Dog Mike visits different parts of the city for different meals on different days, but hungry hot-dog hounds can seek him out by checking his Facebook and Twitter accounts or by sending him an email with a delivery request (a $20 minimum applies on all delivery orders). Track down Hot Dog Mike to keep stomachs obedient and to discover what happens when man bites dog.
- The local mobile food cart business goes beyond taco trucks, of course. For going on two months now, photographer Michael Juiliano has been serving up all-beef hot dogs all over town from his mobile stand. Besides your standard dog…— available with chili, onion, relish, sauerkraut, slaw and all the typical condiments — Hot Dog Mike, as his business card reads, offers daily specials…like beer brauts, polish dogs, hot links and specialty hot dogs. – Lindsey Millar, Arkansas Times
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 14, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 2 per order. $20 minimum for delivery. Must use in 1 visit. Gratuity not included. Must check Facebook page for daily availability. Valid only in the greater Little Rock area. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.