American interpretation of Asian culture has produced some great things, such as gummy candies shaped like hamburgers, or a toy line that ultimately led to Megan Fox bending over to fix a Camaro. Now get to eat it, at Holy Dog.
From the guy behind next-door Korean BBQ joint Nan, HD's an Asian-influenced hot-doggery set up like a brightly colored food court downstairs, and lofted with a surprisingly spacious top dining area full of tables and chairs that look like they should be in a library, so again with the Asian thing. Notably available until 2a on Fri/Sat, the menu ranges from signature grilled dogs like the Chihuahua (chicken chorizo topped w/ beef chili, salsa, sour cream, and jalapeño) or the heart-stopping Katsu (a deep-fried Italian link with wasabi mayo and mild peppers), to the basic Sausage Platter, where you'll simply choose the three wieners you’d most like to eat, sorta like The Bachelorette Rose Ceremony. If you’re feeling a little wiener-shy, there’s the marinated Spicy Pork Belly Burger with miso sauce, three different wing options, and nine types of fries including the Kiki (with wasabi/teriyaki mayo), the Kimchee Cheese, and the Loco Moco, which're regular cuts topped with salsa fresca, cheese sauce, and a patty that’s been marinated in Hawaiian sauce for three days, making it the most delicious patty since Doug's Mayonnaise.
If you're fuzzy on sausage history, they've got a handy brat backgrounder printed on the wall. And if you want to get fuzzy on sausage history, they've got six premium drafts (like Fat Tire and Newcastle) for $3.50 apiece, meaning you'll be able to afford more than enough to get Optimus Primed for the night.
Published: January 6, 2012 at 4:00am EST
1552 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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