Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Ten Best Hot Dogs
Best All Around
We couldn't choose a winner for best all around hot dog in Houston, so it's a tie. Both are (or were) food truck, and both take the traditional hot dog out of the box and make it something worthy of a fine meal.
Good Dog Houston
Photo by Troy Fields Behold, the Ol' Zapata.
Though some might balk at paying more than $6 for a hot dog, take note: These are worth every penny. Good Dog Houston's signature hot dogs were such a hit on the food truck that its owners, Amalia Pferd and Daniel Caballero, were able to open a restaurant and serve their hot dogs six days a week. Every ingredient -- from the condiments to the buns to the proprietary dogs themselves -- is made in Texas, and most are produced right here in Houston. Try the Ol' Zapata for a spicy, overstuffed frank, or the New Yorker, which is topped with sauerkraut, a more traditional approach.
Photo by Mai Pham The Koagie Dog is the best of all worlds.
The name may refer to a Korean hoagie, but most Houstonians know by now that Koagie Hots makes a mean dog. Like the owner, Matt Pak, himself, Koagie Hots is half Korean, half American. Think cheesesteaks with kimchi and hot dogs with Asian slaw and spicy mayo. The Koagie Dog is perhaps the best hot dog on the menu. It's topped with the same marinated ribeye as the koagies as well as Asian slaw, spicy mayo and a perfectly fried egg. This is a knife and fork kind of dog, but getting it all in your belly is well worth the effort it takes to eat.
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