Hot dog!

TAKEOUT

September 21, 2005|By Sam Sessa | Sam Sessa,Sun reporter

While summer grilling season is ending, you still can find good hot dogs, although you might have to walk a little farther than your backyard to eat them. Here are some places to try: 1 W. Chestnut Hill Lane, Reisterstown

The Dawg House Grill

1 W. Chestnut Hill Lane, Reisterstown

410-833-5178

Hours - - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

The Dawg House, which opened this year, names its hot dogs after real dogs. Fret not, pet lovers -- they're 100 percent beef. Most people get the Doberman Pinscher, $2.55, which comes smothered in chili, melted American cheese and bacon.

The chili beans are mashed into little pieces so that the chili and cheese are almost the same consistency. The bun had that classic Wonder Bread smush and stayed surprisingly dry, considering all the toppings. Though the cheese was processed to perfection, the bacon could have been a bit greasier.

Beneath the crunchy bacon, bitsy chili and gloppy cheese was the snap every hot dog should have.

The Dog House

617 Fallsway

410-685-7269

Hours -- 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday

Try the kosher dog, $2.75, with mustard and relish. Sliced across the top, it juts past the bun and crunches ever so slightly in your mouth.

G&A Restaurant

3802 Eastern Ave.

410-276-9422

Hours -- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday

One of the best-sellers is the Polish dog, $2.25, a thick and meaty wiener splashed with mustard. It's hot and heavy, but not too spicy.

Know of a good carryout place? Let us hear about it. Write to sam.sessa@baltsun.com.

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