July is National Hot Dog Month so we’re glad to see a wave of high-end frankfurters crashing over this city right now. Jamie Lauren’s hot dog made with Kobe beef and bacon for $12 on Absinthe’s bar menu has been a thing for a while, but we’re starting to see a plethora of other fancy options here in town. There’s the Crispy Dog at 15 Romolo, which SF Weekly included in its national gourmet hot dog roundup today. It’s served wrapped in bacon and a tortilla and deep fried. We’ve also got the pigs in a blanket at Bix, which the Tablehopper describes as “Schwarz frankfurters wrapped in homemade brioche dough and Dijon mustard.” Ryan Farr is producing franks at his 4505 Meats, which you’ll soon be able to get at Showdogs, the new Market Street storefront from the Foreign Cinema team of Gayle Pirie and John Clark. Some of the best classic street dogs come from the carts run by Annie’s Hot Dogs & Pretzels. But to us, the best late-night bite in the city is a bacon-wrapped dog served at 2 a.m. from a cart on Mission Street, yes please to grilled peppers and onions, and throw on a little extra salsa verde if you don’t mind. Nathan’s, eat your heart out.
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