7/15/2013 11:40:00 AM

Survive the Dog Days of Summer With a Hot Dog Cook-Off

Will one of Hot Diggity's dogs win the day?
By the end of this hot week, you’re going to need a lift. The second annual Dog Days of Summer hot dog cook-off lands in Headhouse Square this Saturday, July 20, and the competition - which takes places in the shade beneath the shambles just off of South Street - will provide  meaty excitement to perk up your weekend.

Dogs from 11 restaurants will battle for the title of Philly’s best, as judged by a panel of that includes Tony Luke, Jr. (Tony Luke’s), WMMR’s Matt Cord, journalist Drew Lazor and this writer, among other folks who eat for a living. There’s a also an amateur toppings competition, in case 11 different franks aren’t enough to satisfy. Philadelphia Brewing and 5 O’Clock Brew will offer cold beer, and live music will play throughout the noon-4 PM event.

Advance VIP tickets are $25 per person (here), and include 12 tickets for food and drink - any or all of the competing dogs will be up for grabs. Starting at 1 PM, you can also buy tickets on the day of the contest: 10 for $25, four for $10 or two for $5 (if you’re just strolling by and want a quick bite, this last option will do nicely). Check out the participating restaurants below and come join us on Saturday.

Second Annual Dog Days of Summer Participating Restaurants

Hot Diggity
Brauhaus Schmitz
The Twisted Tail
Bridget Foy’s
Bistro Romano
Alla Spina
Lucky’s Last Chance
Misconduct Tavern
La Calaca Feliz
Chefs Jen Carroll and aaron Gottesman for Border Springs Farm


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