Sun’s out, buns out — hot dog buns, that is. From community grillouts to baseball game brats, summer really is the season of the hot dog. That’s why we’ve rounded up six local spots to get your frank fix.
Two Hands Corn Dogs, 2648 Watt Ave.
- This Georgia-based eatery serves Korean-style hot dogs — known as gamja-hot dogs — that closely resemble corn dogs.
- Pro tip: Pair a potato dog with some kimchi fries + a horchata slushie for a flavor bonanza.
Lions Hotdog Shack, 4621 24th St.
- Located inside Fountainhead Brewing Co., their frank yet effective menu pairs perfectly with a craft beer.
- Pro tip: Vegan hot dogs are also available.
Parker’s of Santa Cruz, 1605 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
- Honoring its origins as a Boardwalk hot dog stand that started in the 1940s, Parker’s has been cooking up dogs, chili + fries in the area for ~25 years.
- Pro tip: If you’re feeling extra hungry — or just a little crazy — you can attempt their 5 lb chili cheese dog like City Editor Jordan did.
Wiener Works, 5207 Madison Ave.
- This no-muss, no-fuss hot dog joint known for its large servings is home to the Wonderdog — a 14-inch hot dog carefully laid onto a loaf of soft french bread.
- Pro tip: Pastrami dogs are currently not available due to pandemic-related shortages.
Beer Dogs, 7032 Sylvan Rd., Citrus Heights
- Specializing in “Farm-to-Bun” gourmet hot dogs, its menu also contains traditional bar fare, sandwiches + a rotating list of beers on tap.
- Pro tip: Order a Sonoran Dog — made with tomato, onion, jalapeno, chipotle aioli & oaxaca beer cheese — and thank us later.
The Hotdogger, 129 E St., Davis
- Serving up dogs to hungry college students since 1984, The Hotdogger is open late into the night seven days a week so Aggies can gobble up their locally-sourced franks + buns.
- Pro tip: They can also be found at the Davis Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.