Get there early though, the South Street hot dog shop’s supplies will be limited.
Hot Diggity [Foobooz]
Ok, so people are saying that summer is winding down. Labor Day is right around the corner, the kids are all going back to school, the grocery stores are already full of Halloween candy. But the surest sign that we’re in the final throes of the season? Corn dogs are back at Shake Shack.
Just like they did last year, the Shake Shack crew will be adding corn dogs and a Peach Pie Oh My concrete to the menu, starting Friday. They will only be available (along with pints of Shack X IPA) through Monday, September 1. After that they, like summer 2014, will only be a memory…
Shake Shack [f8b8z]
Hot Diggity is hosting a retro hot dog dinner on Wednesday, February 5th at 8 p.m. Keith Garabedian and company are going to be cooking up some wild hot dog recipes from the 1960s. The dinner is $20 and gets you four courses of retro hot dog cuisine including glaze hot dogs, pink potato and hot dog salad and Asian hot dog casserole.
Seating is limited and the dinner is BYOB.
UPDATE: A second retro hot dog dinner has been added. Thursday, February 6th at 8 p.m. has been added. Call 267-886-9253 to reserve your spot.
Zagat has the story on Hot Diggity’s Keith Garabedian’s impending expansion into the United Kingdom. Garabedian was approached by a British restaurateur to open Big Dog, a hot dog spot in Birmingham, UK.
Like South Street’s Hot Diggity, the shop will offer unique toppings and housemade dipping sauces. Zagat reports that some of the toppings will include British comfort food into the toppings, so think of things like black pudding and piccalilli relish.
Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant is hosting an outdoor Dog Days of Summer festival tomorrow outside the Old City bar. Twelve Dogfish Head beers will be pouring including Red & White, Theobroma, MY Antonia among others.
The event runs from 1 to 8 p.m. and includes a hot dog eating contest, but for the more moderation focused, Czerw’s old-fashioned hot dogs will be available for purchase.
Noted food dude about town, Hahri Shin won the amateur portion of last month’s South Street District’s Dog Day Competition. As the winner, his Seoul Dog will be on the Hot Diggity menu for the month of August. The dog features grilled pork belly, ssamjang paste, hot sesame oil, shiso leaves, kimchi, onions, and pickled daikon radish.
Shin is also giving away a Seoul Dog every day this month via his Twitter feed. First person per day who follow’s Shin’s directions such as saying “the name is Danger, Carlos Danger” gets the free dog.
Today, chef Scott Schroeder of American Sardine Bar and South Philadelphia Taproom will be serving up a special hot dog from the Dapper Dog food truck today. Schroeder is keeping exactly what he’s serving a bit of a secret. All we could find out was that it is “Mexican inspired.” Meal Ticket is thinking it is a bacon-wrapped dog piled high with all sorts of Mexican toppings.
Whatever it is, we’ll hazard to guess it will make for a great lunch today.
The Dapper Dog [Official Site]
In case you’ve been living in a highly air-conditioned cave, it’s been like a thousand degrees outside lately. It’s true: we’re officially embroiled in the throes of summer. But fret not, because everyone knows that the only cure for those dog days of summer is … hot dogs!
On Saturday, July 20th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction with Hot Diggity, will host the 2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off contest and celebration. The event will be held at the historic Headhouse Shambles, located on 400 block of South 2nd Street between Lombard and Pine.
National Hot Dog Month is kicking it into high gear with the South Street Hot Dog Crawl, starting at noon on Saturday, July 13th. Fill your gullet with however many dawgs you want as you make your way down Philly’s infamous South Street. Some of the restaurants will offer specials to anyone wearing a National Hot Dog Month Philly T-Shirt, which will be available for sale at the crawl, $20 each or two for $30.
Did you know July is National Hot Dog Month? Wursthaus Schmitz is offering up a special to celebrate the frankfurter. All month you can get two Rieker’s German hot dogs for the price of one ($6.00). It’s the ultimate cure for the “dog days” of summer, so bring a friend and stop by Reading Terminal Market.