We all loved Hot Diggity. It was one of those shops that seemed to effortlessly fit right in on South Street, in the neighborhood, in the city. And when owner Keith Garabedian closed it in 2015, it was a heartbreaking loss to our scene. Not because it’s hard to find a hot dog in Philly (there are plenty of spots in Philly that are talented with tubular meat), but because it’s a rare thing when a restaurant can so fully and completely embrace a community like the way Hot Diggity did — friendly, creative, collaborative, accessible to everyone.
And after two years of laying low, Garabedian will bring back some of his favorite dogs with a pop-up at Stockyard Sandwich Co.
On Wednesday, October 4th, Stockyard’s “Beer + Friends” event will feature the Cincinnati Skyline Dog (Cincinnati-style chili, house made three cheese sauce, onions and scallions), the Seattle Grunge Dog (whipped garlic cream cheese, red onion straws, scallions, and tomatoes), corn dogs, and Beanie Weanies, smoked ham hock baked beans, hot dogs, fried onions, with a drizzle of sweet and spicy BBQ sauce.
As for drinks, you can bring your own (like you normally would at Stockyard) or you can participate in some beer tastings by PA brewery Naked Brewing Co. Of course, Stockyard’s full menu will be available all night as well.
Dogs are on the grill at 5 p.m.