Upscale hot dogs?

2012/04/02 11:57:03
A new place called Bison Jack's opened here in the Madison area not too long ago, and based on the website it's not a typical hot dog joint as the sausages are made from bison meat and the buns are baked fresh on-site.  There aren't any other listed locations so it might not be a chain.
Are places like this catching on elsewhere?  Obviously Biker Jim is already involved but I'm curious about whether or not it's a current trend in other cities.
Re:Upscale hot dogs? 2012/04/02 14:05:19
The success of Hot Doug's, arguably the granddaddy of the Gourmet Dog movement, has spurred at least three other similar places here in Chicago.
Ralph Melton
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Re:Upscale hot dogs? 2012/04/02 15:16:48
Pittsburgh has recently resurrected Station Street Hot Dogs as an upscale hot dog shop, with a menu that includes sweetbread dogs and duck fat fries.
Re:Upscale hot dogs? 2012/04/02 16:46:23
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The Mortadella Di Casa, which is always available on the Garces Trading Company lunch menu, is made from local pork, white wine, garlic, espelette and pistachios, and is served on a housemade pain au lait bun with a side of citrus salt and paprika flavored potato chips.