Since the dawn of consumptive competition, foodies have determined pecking order by shot putting melons, javelining all-beef frankfurters, and ring tossing crullers onto tall, upright long johns. Compete for the gold with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of hot dogs, potato donuts, and thirst quenchers at Red’s Dog & Donuts in Greeley.
Having mastered the separate crafts of donut rolling and hot-dog bunning, Red’s Dogs & Donuts managed to take the top spots in the 2010 Greeley Tribune readers' poll for Best Donut/Pastries/Desserts, Best Hot Dog, and Best Lunch. With more than 25 years of food-doctoring dexterity, culinary synthesizer David Cohen commands a teeming menu of 60 uncommon potato donut varieties and 16 cousins to the classic hot dog. Wild-game brats add a bit of variety to any submarine-shaped meal, switching weekly between elk, venison, pheasant, and domesticated hot dogs. Try the Kobe beef Señor Dog, a succulent wurst smothered in bacon, green chili, jalapeños, and cheddar jack cheese ($5.79), or break away from the hot-dog mold with the Baconator Spudnut, a potato-flour-forged donut that ascends the food pyramid with an apple-and-cinnamon filling, plus a coating of maple frosting and heart-hugging bacon chunks ($2.19).
Red's Dogs & Donuts takes culinary craftsmanship to another plane of palate-bending artistry. Waffles dance with children's cereals, tortillas blanket elk brats, and green chili finds a way into most elongated edibles. The kitchen fires up daily, with dine-in and carryout customers filing in and out toting bountiful doggie bags loaded with dogs, donuts, and a small strip of heaven, better known as bacon.
Red's Dogs & Donuts
David "Red" Cohen knows it is an odd combination, but Red's Dogs & Donuts is all about serving his favorite two foods. Hebrew National hot dogs crackle warmly alongside andouille sausages and brats crafted from smoked elk, pheasant, bison, alligator, and other meats. Mole sauce, chili, jalapeños, pickled red onions, and other toppings turn the hot dogs into a feast for patrons or a nightmare for an actuary calculating napkin-insurance premiums. A frosted, sprinkled, filled, and powdered array of more than 60 donuts make use of Red's secret batter recipe, which substitutes in potato flour to add extra fluff and crunch to the house-made treats. The donuts don fixings including maple glaze and bacon, and belgian waffles sport cherries and whipped cream or a sausage-and-egg scramble drizzled in syrup.
2608 11th Ave.
Greeley, Colorado 80631Get Directions