April 29th, 2011 by Brian McCullough – Comments (15)
You may know what I’m talking about from the famous hot-dog stands that make their way around downtown Tulsa and Peoria. This week that changes. The Dog House is officially open in the old Phat Philly’s location (1101 South Detroit Avenue Tulsa, OK 74120). At the newly renovated brick and mortar location owner Josh and his crew serve up half pound dogs with names like Buffalo Soldier or I’ll be frank. Not your ordinary dog, these come with all the toppings that you would only dream of having on a bun.
My strategy, as always, is to ask the people behind the counter what to get and then go for it. The Tulsa Dog was their recommendation, a dog dressed with mustard, onions, peppers, bacon and Head Country BBQ sauce. They also recommended adding cream cheese and oh, they where so spot on with that. The half pound dog had a slight spice to it which is perfectly complemented with the layer of cream cheese it sits on. Next came the sweet from the relish and Head Country, with the cream cheese and dog, somehow it reminded me of dipping a jalapeno popper in sweet jalapeno jelly (fear not, this dog is not that spicy). Don’t forget the onions and mustard which are the perfect complement on any style dog. Next time I will add fresh jalapeno. Every bite had so many common flavors that blended together so well.
The new Dog House location Downtown is so much more than a small hot-dog building. They re-did the inside and added a fresh coat of doggy print paint to the outside. There are a few tables inside, but my favorite were the counters with no chairs where I hunched over as I gripped my dog, finishing every bite and even managing to get a little on my shirt. These guys are doing it right! Next time you’re downtown, do not overlook this new treasure and if it’s a nice day, check-out their back deck.
The Dog House
1101 South Detroit Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120