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More Meat: Updating the Houston Hot Dog Map

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Continuing The Five Days of Meat is this update on the old hot dog map. (And these dogs go well beyond ketchup, mustard and standard buns.) New to the list are some recent eatery openings that are dishing up kooky toppings combinations on gourmet tube meat. Even the most humble dogs can feature some fun local flair, like Tex-Mex variations and some junk food-coated links. Consider these spots the stars of creative Houston hotdoggery.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Good Dog Houston

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903 Studewood Street
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 800-3647
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The food truck turned Heights-area brick-and-mortar spot is already an Essential 38 notable for its custom challah split top bun-wrapped, high-quality dogs. Order one with refried beans and cheese for the ultimate Tex-Mex meets hot dog combo.

2. Eatsie Boys

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1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(845) 430-8479
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Eatsie Boys chef Matt Marcus never fails to put his own fun spin on a classic dish. The Montrose cafe's Frank the Pretzel recently won the best chicken hot dog by Houston Press' Eating Our Words. It includes a house-prepped chicken dog coated with chardonnay mustard from Grateful Bread, held together by a Slow Dough pretzel bun. While the menu here is always evolving, this dog is a constant option at the eatery.

3. Moon Tower Inn

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3004 Canal St
Houston, TX 77003
(832) 266-0105
Wash down one of the massive wild game hot dogs with one of the several local craft beers on tap. Some of the gourmet sausages they've served in the past have been the wild boar and the venison, both topped with a variety of flavorful ingredients.

4. Revival Market

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550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
Head to Revival for an all pork frankfurter in the traditional German style, shaped long and thin. It is on the cafe menu as well and at the market.

5. Lowbrow

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1601 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006
The Dirty Dog is coated with green onions, crumbled Flaming hot Cheetoes and mac and cheese for the ultimate in flavor and texture without necessitating any other condiments.

6. Happy Fatz

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3510 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 426-3554
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Happy Fatz was among the first wave of eateries to bring back the gourmet hot dog. Choose a Tex-Mex version wrapped in a tortilla or the Baron Van-Ratchet, topped with sauerkraut, spicy mustard and crunchy pretzels.

7. JCI Grill

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5745 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 785-9333
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Classic chili cheese coneys are a local staple, but this revamped chain made waves with a recent line of chef-inspired gourmet dogs. Stop in and check out the upgrade from James Coney Island to the newly branded JCI Grill.

8. Koagie Hots

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1417 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(602) 321-0423
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Some seriously creative dogs await from this truck, owned by Pistolero's, Boondocks and Royal Oak owner Shawn Bermudez. The kimchi-topped dog is a particularly popular option at this food truck. Find it parked outside Boondocks often.

9. Sammy's Wild Game Grill

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3715 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-1345
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As the name implies, it's all about wild game here, which means sausages made from buffalo, venison or pheasant. While they might have borrowed the idea from Moon Tower Inn, when the food is this well executed it's hard to fault them for that.

10. Los Perros

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9425 S Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77074
(832) 892-8362
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This place offers the ultimate in fusion hot dogs. The Colombian-style dog here is topped with pineapple, mustard, mayo, ketchup and a quail egg.

11. Costco Wholesale

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3836 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77027
(832) 325-5850
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Yes, it's a supermarket dog, but it's a Hebrew National dog that only costs $1.50 and comes with a soda. It's a good deal and a solid bet for those times when only a classic link will do.

1. Good Dog Houston

903 Studewood Street, Houston, TX 77008
The food truck turned Heights-area brick-and-mortar spot is already an Essential 38 notable for its custom challah split top bun-wrapped, high-quality dogs. Order one with refried beans and cheese for the ultimate Tex-Mex meets hot dog combo.
903 Studewood Street
Houston, TX 77008

2. Eatsie Boys

1712 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Eatsie Boys chef Matt Marcus never fails to put his own fun spin on a classic dish. The Montrose cafe's Frank the Pretzel recently won the best chicken hot dog by Houston Press' Eating Our Words. It includes a house-prepped chicken dog coated with chardonnay mustard from Grateful Bread, held together by a Slow Dough pretzel bun. While the menu here is always evolving, this dog is a constant option at the eatery.
1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

3. Moon Tower Inn

3004 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003
Wash down one of the massive wild game hot dogs with one of the several local craft beers on tap. Some of the gourmet sausages they've served in the past have been the wild boar and the venison, both topped with a variety of flavorful ingredients.
3004 Canal St
Houston, TX 77003

4. Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Head to Revival for an all pork frankfurter in the traditional German style, shaped long and thin. It is on the cafe menu as well and at the market.
550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

5. Lowbrow

1601 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006
The Dirty Dog is coated with green onions, crumbled Flaming hot Cheetoes and mac and cheese for the ultimate in flavor and texture without necessitating any other condiments.
1601 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006

6. Happy Fatz

3510 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Happy Fatz was among the first wave of eateries to bring back the gourmet hot dog. Choose a Tex-Mex version wrapped in a tortilla or the Baron Van-Ratchet, topped with sauerkraut, spicy mustard and crunchy pretzels.
3510 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007

7. JCI Grill

5745 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Classic chili cheese coneys are a local staple, but this revamped chain made waves with a recent line of chef-inspired gourmet dogs. Stop in and check out the upgrade from James Coney Island to the newly branded JCI Grill.
5745 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

8. Koagie Hots

1417 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Some seriously creative dogs await from this truck, owned by Pistolero's, Boondocks and Royal Oak owner Shawn Bermudez. The kimchi-topped dog is a particularly popular option at this food truck. Find it parked outside Boondocks often.
1417 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. Sammy's Wild Game Grill

3715 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
As the name implies, it's all about wild game here, which means sausages made from buffalo, venison or pheasant. While they might have borrowed the idea from Moon Tower Inn, when the food is this well executed it's hard to fault them for that.
3715 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

10. Los Perros

9425 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77074
This place offers the ultimate in fusion hot dogs. The Colombian-style dog here is topped with pineapple, mustard, mayo, ketchup and a quail egg.
9425 S Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77074

11. Costco Wholesale

3836 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027
Yes, it's a supermarket dog, but it's a Hebrew National dog that only costs $1.50 and comes with a soda. It's a good deal and a solid bet for those times when only a classic link will do.
3836 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77027

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