While tripping back and forth to Vegas every couple months I became quite a Hot Dog connoisseur. I enjoy most styles and types of Dogs as long as there not processed meat, generic style. Gourmet Hot Dogs are hitting Vegas at the moment and I enjoy myself a good gourmet dog just as much as anyone else. This past trip I visited Haute Doggery in the LINQ promenade to see how they compare. Haute Doggery is part of the Block 16 Hospitality food group. Which include Holsteins, LBS, The Barrymore, Pinks, Public House and a couple more.
The shop itself was very clean and "white". I was there on a Thursday afternoon when the temp reached about 90 degrees so I figured it would be packed full of cool climate seekers, much to my surprise it wasn't. In fact there was only one other table of two enjoying the air conditioned atmosphere. Plenty of seats with people watching window views and a couple out door tables to be had. You order as you walk in at a counter, they hand you a number and you find your seat. I purposely sat at the tall tables high enough to see into the kitchen over the wooden partition. They have a couple t.v's on the wall and some great ceiling art to distract you from the wait. It really didn't take too long actually.
I had my Dog and a soda in 10 minutes I would say. I tried the "Fun Guy" a char grilled dog with grilled mushrooms, caramelized onion, gruyere cheese and truffle mayo. Very tasty at about $8, you can be the judge of value. Hot Dogs ranged between $5 and $8, burgers around $11, In Vegas that seems average. All the employees seemed friendly and didnt rush me to make a decision while staring at the options board hanging above the grill area. The menu is simple with a few burgers and mostly Hot Dogs inspired from Holsteins. Of course they offer fries and other sides like onion rings but Haute Doggery had something on their menu I didnt expect, a $1 Shrimp Cocktail, yes thats what I said, the old favorite Shrimp Cocktail. Very refreshing to see and very inexpensive at a buck. Grab one to go while walking through the open air complex toward the High Roller or jump back on the strip. The location is great for either. Basically for $12-$15 you can grab a Dog, Soda and Shrimp Cocktail to top it off.
Haute Doggery is open everyday 10:00AM - 12:00AM, which we think is also very cool. Check out their entire menu Here and follow them through Facebook or Twitter.
I enjoyed the experience and suggest trying it if you're a Hot Dog fan as I am. I'll be back.