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Actually Pretty Awesome: The Trick Dog at Trick Dog

Photo: J. Barmann/Grub Street

Trick Dog has been on a lot of people’s minds and tongues lately, and we are willing to bet that at least one of your friends has suggested going there in the last week. You may not know that amidst all their very original mixed and bottled cocktails there is also a food menu. You eat, you see, so you can drink more.

We’ll start by saying you should start with the drinks — the bottled concoctions, especially the Buttermilk Punch, may be our favorite, but everything is wildly interesting.

But you definitely need to try the excellent, meaty, juicy Trick Dog — a burger in the shape of a hot dog that is co-owner Josh Harris’s nod to something they’ve long sold at the golf course snack shack at the Olympic Club. Chef Chester Watson is making the cylindrical burger using a mix of chuck, sirloin, and brisket, and it’s flavorful, fatty, and terrific. It’s topped with cheddar cheese, and comes on the well toasted bun with lettuce, pickles, and aioli. It is certainly one of the better drinking snacks around town, if not one of the best new burgers, period.

Earlier on Actually Pretty Awesome:
The Fried Chicken Sandwich at Hi Tops
The Dungeness Crab Salad at Haven
Chicken Drums at Rickybobby
The Doc Hopper at Absinthe
The Burger at KronnerBurger
Bang Bang Chicken Wings at M.Y. China
’Fruit Loops’ at Chambers Eat + Drink
Smoked Pulled Goat at Southpaw
Manti Dumplings at Troya Fillmore
Flaming Sea Bass Roll at Elephant Sushi
Black Risotto With Uni and Egg at Prospect
Seared Salmon and Mussel Mashed Potatoes at Bisou
The Meatloaf at Jamber
Carrots at Commonwealth
Turducken at Honor Bar
Beggar’s Chicken at Betelnut
Lobster Bread Pudding and Smoked Cod at Maverick
Green Farro-Sausage Risotto at RN74
Vegan Charctuerie at Gather
Pickled Eggs at St. Vincent
Beef Tongue at Namu Gaji
Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken at Brasa
Green Garlic Bread at State Bird Provisions
A Dinner of Small Plates and the Duck Confit Salad at Frances
Duck Fat Chex Mix at Truck Stop Café
The Lamb Tongue Salad at Txoko
The Branzino and the Cucumber and Scallops at AQ
Dinner at Local Mission Eatery
Suckling Pig Sandwich at Sweet Woodruff
Crudités at Saison
The Roasted Broccoli Sandwich at Split Pea Seduction
The Buffalo Burger at Double Decker
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
The Cocktails at Outerlands
The Meatball Gigante and the Honey Pie at Tony’s Pizza
Three New Gins from St. George Spirits
The Fried-Chicken Sliders at The Lookout
The Tripe and the Pickles at Bar Tartine
Fried Chicken and Cornmeal Doughnuts at Beast & the Hare

Actually Pretty Awesome: The Trick Dog at Trick Dog