Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs are safely protected from environmental hazards such as open manholes and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded franks with today’s Groupon to The Dog of Nashville. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch in January.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner in January.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch in February.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner in February.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch in March.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner in March.<p>
Hailing from the Windy City, The Dog of Nashville’s owner, Adam Deal, elevates humdrum hot doggery to a Chicago-style art form with the help of a crew of fine-dining veterans. Garnering accolades in the Nashville Scene 2011 Reader’s Poll for Best Hot Dog, The Dog’s menu abounds with such plaudit-procuring tastes as the Barnyard—topped with a helping of pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and slaw ($4.75)—and hand-dipped Corn Dogs ($3.50). The classic Chi Town, meanwhile, sits snugly in a poppy-seed roll bedecked in mustard, bright green relish, tomato, and a pickle to symbolize the difficulty of not endorsing hot dogs while trying to get elected mayor of America. A total of 14 hot dogs populate the menu—with choices that include turkey dogs, Angus beef, beer brats, polish sausages, and veggie dogs ($3.50–$3.75 each)—and such toppings as chili, guacamole, salsa, cream cheese, or pickled onions ($0.25–$0.75 each) top off the eatery’s specialty. The Dog of Nashville also dishes out award-winning onion rings ($3.25) to accompany its fancified franks and encourage patrons to settle quarrels via a round of ring toss. Each day, this haven for American classics procures freshly baked buns from a local bakery, and three burgers, including a bacon-augmented version, arrive from a farm located less than an hour away, ensuring freshness and complementary dining options.
The Dog of Nashville
When it comes to hot dogs in Chicago, ketchup is a four-letter word. And while Windy City native, Adam Deal, offers a real Chicago dog at his place, The Dog of Nashville, he’s not one to discriminate against the forbidden condiment—or any others, for that matter. Deal and his hand-picked team of cooks assemble more than a dozen varieties of franks piled with everything from the Chicago essentials—mustard, chopped onions, tomato, relish, sport peppers, celery salt, and a dill pickle spear inside a poppy-seed Bears helmet—to more unconventional varieties, such as bacon and a fried egg or pulled barbecue pork and coleslaw. Their creations have captured the media’s attention, including a number one spot on Nashville Scene’s “Best Hot Dog” list in 2011 and in 2012. Of course, every hot dog needs a side, so Deal offers seven of them, treating diners to fries and homemade chips as well as award-winning onion rings.