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National Hotdog Day at the Doghouse

Fun fact: July is National Hotdog Month and today, July 19, is National Hotdog day! These iconic treats are a quintessential part of summer so it was an easy choice when deciding what food we wanted to crush this month.

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Another no brainer was where to go. The Doghouse in downtown Pensacola has over 40 years experience in the hotdog biz and nearly 20 signature hotdogs to choose from. Over the years their menu has changed, grown and elevated, but the hotdogs remain tried and true. And if you know the Doghouse, you know these aren’t your average backyard dogs.

Let’s dig in. Doug Jolly, Luke Gipp and Sean Norenberg from the Pensacola Eggfest Team were joined by guest food crusher, Steven “DIVA” Mendez Jr., Dog House mega fan and youth pastor at Momentum Church. What was on the menu? We chose 5 dogs, some classics and some adventurous, to cut into quarters and then asked each taste tester to tell us their favorite and why.

The Menu:

Ball Park Kobe Beef — Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, onions &
sweet relish

Chicago Dog Kobe Beef — Onions, sweet relish, tomatoes, cucumbers, dill pickle spear, mustard,
celery seed & sport peppers

Boujie 12″ all beef — Remoulade, sauerkraut, truffle oil, fresh
jalapeños, salt & vinegar chips

Rubble Rage 12″ all beef — Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, chili, sriracha, sour cream & Fruity Pebbles cereal

Southern Charm 12″ all beef — Bacon crumbles, cream cheese,
Coca-Cola onions

While there wasn’t a bad hotdog, the guys definitely had their favorites.

“I had a favorite coming into today, but I got to try the ballpark for the first time and I gotta say it was just amazing. Kobe beef being deep fried was excellent, the veggies all compliment each others and you can practically hear the crack of the bat when you’re eating it.” — Luke Gipp

Steven “DIVA” Mendez Jr.

Guest tester, Steve Mendez, couldn’t be swayed from his long time favorite, the Rubble Rage.

“I had to go with the Rubble Rage. I mean its fruity pebbles on a hotdog! It was crazy different, none of it makes sense, but when you put everything together it’s a symphony of flavor that can’t be beat.” — Steven “DIVA” Mendez Jr.

Make sure you check out the full video and review above and more importantly, head downtown to the Doghouse for lunch today and enjoy one of these nostalgic summer snacks. Word on the street is legend Jim Holler himself will be there meeting and greeting Doghouse lovers and celebrating this classic American novelty. Happy National Hotdog Day!

Doghouse is open from 8am-3pm today and their full menu can be found here.