Fritzi Dog, the new artisanal hot dog stand that he's involved with, opened for a few hours for a test run. And today, according to the chef and the fine folks at the Original Farmers Market, where Fritzi Dog is located, it is softly slinging dogs today. The stand is located on the East Patio at the market, nestled near classics like Bennett's Ice Cream and Bob's Coffee and Doughnuts. Hot dogs, ice cream and doughnuts - it doesn't get much better.
As executive chef and partner, Fraser (BLD, Grace) created a line of small-batch hot dogs made with humanely raised, vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free meats and spices. The menu lists them as The Fritzi (beef and pork married with merguez and Chilean merken); The Porker (pork, French spices, a touch of curry); Bird Dog (turkey and duck); Deli Dog (kosher all-beef dog with coriander and mustard seed); The Stadium (classic pork and beef dog). From there it's basically build-your-own: Toppings range from traditional (relish, grilled onions, sauerkraut) to premium things like bacon lardons, violet mustard and truffle aioli, with several buns to choose from, including a buttery brioche, a pretzel bun or one that's gluten-free.
Sample all five if you want - there are little four-inchers you can get with one topping each. There are also tater tots and fries, which come smothered in chili and cheese should you want. For a place that screams simplicity, deciding what to get will not be easy.