|Courtesy of Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace in Columbus, Ohio|
So, Dirty Frank's is a creation by Elizabeth Lessner who also was the brain behind Tip Top, Betty's, and Surly Girl Saloon. These joints pride themselves on not being chain-y and I love that they highlight local brews and food favorites. Ms. Lessner has also done a great job and making amazingly scrumdidlyumptions food at great prices. Dirty Frank's has a ton of weenie options to choose from, hot and spicy, classic and traditional, all out weird but delish. You can customize your dog (all-beef, veggie) or even get a brat or kielbasa. Last night, I had the tofurky dog (watching the cals) in the poppy seed bun. I got the Razzle Dazzle (cream cheese, green peppers, onion topping) and the Saurkraut dog (kraut, onions, and spicy mustard). The Ohioana is one to try as well, with a great corn relish topping. I'm sure my frank would have been better had I splurged for beef, but was still tasty! Three of us ate last night (each had 2 dogs) and with a beer and sodas, we spent about $30. Check out http://dirtyfrankshotdogs.com/ for more information, menus, and specials! Be sure to go during non-peak hours to get a table, or be prepared to wait in line, this place is really popular among the locals and is tiny!