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Friday Night Snack


A few Fridays ago, I met up with a friend for drinks after work.  Dinner hour came and went as we sat and drank a couple of beers.  I was hungry but it was already past 10.  We had a craving for nachos and we headed toward Cancun (home of delicious burritos and salsa).  Unfortunately, the police had barricaded the street and access was restricted to residents.  What’s a hungry (and slighty tipsy) girl to do?

The answer was around the corner: Top Dog.  Top Dog is a local chain that serves (can you guess?)… hot dogs.  Sausages, more precisely.  All of their offerings are $3 each, whether you go for the traditional frankfurter, the bratwurst, the veggie dog or the smoked chicken apple sausage, just to name a few.

Overall, Top Dog is a good though not great place.  The two things I appreciate most about the joint are that they have hearty, sesame buns that they toast on the grill, and that they have a variety of mustards as well as onions, relish, and sauerkraut to top that quality piece of sausage.  (If that sounds dirty to you, then you need to get your mind out of the gutter!)

The top dog menu

The top dog menu

My spicy Italian sausage, with all the fixin's: ketchup, sweet and hot mustard, sauerkraut, and relish.

My bratwurst with all the fixin's: ketchup, sweet hot mustard, sauerkraut, and relish.

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

5 thoughts on “Friday Night Snack

  1. mmm… quality sausage

  2. Did you go the Top Dog on Durant or the one on Center? The one on Durant is great for a late-night snack, the one on Center… less so.

  3. ZOMG. Are they fucking still filming on that street? They were filming some shit there this summer, and it was ANNOYING as fuck. Am I allowed to curse on your blog? I’m sorry.

  4. Also, what’s the name of the one in the giant Long’s? It always attacks me with its smells when I am just trying to buy some cheap lip gloss, get my watch fixed or whatnot.

  5. @ss: I went to the one on Center. Never been to the one on Durant… I’ll keep it mind for next time!

    @SBJ: You can cuss as much as you want, darlin’! It’s a free country. As for the other hot dog place… I have yet to visit this magical 24-hour Long’s, but a quick internet search suggest that it is Casper’s Hot Dogs? This place is actually sorta famous, if only because I heard a story about it once on NPR.

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