Whether you love a traditional dog or opt for the vegetarian option, here are spots around town serving up their own spin on the cookout classic.
Daddy’s Dogs, Locations vary
From grilled corn and cotija cheese (Eloté dog) to mac and cheese (Mac Daddy dog), there are toppings for every taste.
Hugh Baby’s, Locations vary
This fast-casual burger joint offers four types of hot dogs, including chili cheese and slaw dogs. No stop at Hugh Baby’s is complete without hand-cut fries and a shake.
Cori’s DogHouse, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet
Forget the lobster — hot dogs are what are truly meant for buttered New England rolls. You can find 30+ state- and city-themed dogs here. Pro tip: Sub any hot dog for a veggie dog.
I Dream of Weenie, 113 S. 11th St.
Hot dogs are the new brunch. On Sundays, order specialty dogs with hashbrown casserole, eggs Benedict, and French toast. Plus, check the board for daily specials.
The Pharmacy, Locations vary
Choose from house-made kielbasa, bratwurst, ginger-tinged jagerwurst, and other sausages — served with kraut and horseradish mustard or beer mustard.
Double Dogs, Locations vary
If you’re craving a hot dog but your friends aren’t on board, Double Dogs features a loaded menu that also includes four hot dogs options.
Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen, 1004 4th Ave. N.
Come for the beer, stay for the bratwurst. Pair any of the 38 beers on tap with Von Elrod’s classic bratwurst or a spicy chicken sausage.
Jay’s Chicago, Locations vary
On the hunt for a classic Chicago dog? This food truck offers Vienna hot dogs, Polish sausage, and bratwurst in a steamed poppy seed bun.
Nash Dogs, Locations vary
Order a specialty dog or build your own. If you choose the latter, be sure to ask for crushed potato chips on top.