Hot dogs are the torpedoes of the culinary war against hunger. Launch a full-scale famine attack with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of classic and creative American cuisine and beverages at Merle's Downtown. From its original three-item, hot-dog-centric menu, Merle's Downtown has developed an eclectic selection of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and sides. However, the hot dog remains king with a slew of inventive franks priced from $1.99 to $4.99 based on size, toppings, and pork futures. Start off with an order of spinach-artichoke wontons ($1.99) and chase it with an excitable Downtown Dog caparisoned in bacon, grilled onions, peppers, and barbecue sauce. Homemade fried chips ($1.99) make good companions for a lonely Memphis Dog, which comes layered with coleslaw, ketchup, and cheese. Innovative diners can engineer their own dog with a choice of four toppings or opt for a lighter sandwich, burger, or wrap ($1.99 - $4.99). Stop and sate a sugar tooth at Sweet Susie's Bakery, which is also located on the premises.
431 S Jefferson Ave
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