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