Lunch at Hot Doug’s – the Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium

Since we were both home on a week day, we decided a nice lunch out over at Hot Doug’s was in order. And even though it was a Friday, we still found ourselves in a bit of a line, outside. Ever since my first experience here, tasting a blueberry-infused venison dog… I’ve been a huge, huge fan. And as you can see, the menu is something else.

In addition to the various specials on the menu, there’s a different “Game of the Week.” During our visit, this was the Smoked and Spicy Alligator Sausage with Cajun Shrimp Mayonnaise and St. Pete’s Blue Cheese.

Liz and I found a little table near a reflective mirror… and I couldn’t help but snap a photo. It was actually a pretty great way to get a snapshot of the interior, which is incredibly small.

On visiting, I always marvel at how they just keep taking orders, and the tables never seem to fully fill up. I’m amazed there’s never this huge backlog of people, seeing as how there’s always a line out the door.

Liz watched the servers, and noticed that they slowed down the cooks whenever the tables started getting too full. There’s something of a “eat and get out” mentality in the air, but nothing that emanates from the staff. Rather, it’s more a feeling that you should move out of the way, so that others can sit down and enjoy their food.

Our lunch order. Liz got a corndog and the Smoked Debreziner with Bacon-Garlic Mayonnaise and Harlech Horseradish Cheese. I got a corn dog, The Elvis (Polish sausage) with onions and relish, and the White Wine Rabbit Sausage with Sauce Moutarde, Duck Pâté and Drunken Goat Cheese.

Baxter, I’m sorry. Between you and me, let’s just assume I ate some distant relative of yours, that you didn’t really get along with all that well. A distant, delicious relative.

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