After running a few errands around the neighborhood, Robert and I decided to swing by Po Dogs for a snack. Po Dogs is a brand new gourmet hot dog shop that opened up just down the street from us. Po Dogs’ toppings range from old classics to wacky. If you’re feeling brave, perhaps you would be interested in a dog topped with peanut butter and bananas. Or, how about the Wasabi Egg-roll Dog, a hot dog wrapped in an egg roll wrapper and deep fried with wasabi aioli on the side? We opted for slightly more pedestrian choices – a Chicago Dog for me and a Texas Dog for Robert. The Chicago Dog comes with a plethora of classic toppings: sweet relish, onions, tomatoes, dill pickles, sport peppers and a spicy-sweet mustard. The Texas Dog features mesquite BBQ sauce, Tillamook cheddar cheese and house-made crispy onion straws. Both were delicious. Any dog on the menu can be ordered beef or vegetarian (vegetarian dogs are made by Seattle’s own Field Roast Grain Meat Co.) Hot dogs are served on custom-made buns from Macrina Bakery. These delicious brioche-like buns are sweet and soft and definitely a step above your average hot dog bun (and their unique shape helps keep your dog from completely falling apart.) Po Dogs’ hot dogs are a bit on the expensive side, but that seems to be par for the course in my neighborhood these days. They did manage to brighten up a depressing, rainy Sunday – in that respect, I’d say they were worth every penny!

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