No matter where you take them, some foods are always going to be emblematic of a specific place. Italy has the meatball, France has the snail. And here in America, we have the hot dog.
It’s hard to beat the traditional dog on a bun, but there are a few restaurants here in Cambridge, MA, that have veered off the beaten path.
Boston Hot Dog Company | Connect on Facebook
Unlike some other restaurants, the Boston Hot Dog Company is all dogs, all the time. And we’re not just talking about the standard meat/bun/condiment combinations. On the other hand, they craft mouthwatering specialties that you’ll keep coming back to time and again.
- And the wiener is: Perhaps one of the most creative dogs on the menu, the Reuben Dog, is topped with shredded Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing.
Bukowski Tavern | Connect on Facebook
In the spirit of Mr. Charles Bukowski himself, Bukowski Tavern is known for being a bit foul-mouthed and rough around the edges. Nevertheless, they’re also known for their rotating 36 taps of craft goodness and their excellent hot dogs.
- And the wiener is: The Chicago dog is a classic choice piled high with relish, peppers, mustard, tomato, and pickles, all on a poppy seed bun.
Griddler’s Burgers & Dogs | Connect on Facebook
When it started out in Boston, Griddler’s Burgers & Dogs was a tiny shop with a small following. However, their commitment to using the freshest local ingredients and supporting their community has led them to become a local staple.
- And the wiener is: Their Bacon Cheese dog is a bit more simplistic than some other offerings on this list, but just as delectable (plus, you can add as many free toppings as you want).
Feeling Hungry Yet?
If the tried and true is starting to feel a little bit boring, then it’s time to add something new. A traditional hot dog can rarely be beat, but we can always make a good thing better. These three restaurants know that all too well. Don’t you think it’s time to get acquainted?