Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs are safely protected from environmental hazards, such as acid rain and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded franks with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of franks, chips, and drinks at various locations of The Dog House, a fleet of hot-dog carts located throughout Tulsa. Your Groupon is good at any cart except the one at the BOK Center.
Despite their nomadic tendencies, hot-dog carts are known to show up in the nick of time to crush hunger with bun-filled offerings. The Dog House's carts pop up after concerts and events at Cain's Ballroom, Brady Theater, and Flytrap Music Hall, aiding night owls in need of juicy encased meats. Hungry citizens can operate their own hand shovels to devour tasty franks, including the hot link dog, smothered in mustard and sauerkraut ($4), and the popular Tulsa dog, loaded with mustard, crispy bacon, onions, and peppers, and topped with a spicy-sweet Head Country barbecue sauce ($5). The Seattle dog bathes in a creamy pool of spicy mustard, onions, and cream cheese ($4), and for an extra $1, chips and a soda can be paired with any dog for maximum chowing.
You can also track non-roaming Dog House carts within the downtown and metro area. The cart by the Gadget Company at 15th St. and Boston Ave. offers lunchtime franks from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and the Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson cart offers nibbles from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Late-night eats are also available until 2 a.m. by the Mercury Lounge at 18th St. and Boston Ave., Arnie's Bar at Second St. and Elgin Ave., and near the Majestic and Caz's by Boston Ave. and Brady St.