Good Dog Houston (address and info)
This food truck turned brick-and-mortar dog joint is a powerhouse in the weiner scene. That’s because every big and beefy Texas frank gets stuffed inside fresh, locally-made buns and stacked with addicting housemade condiments and outside-the-box accoutrements. Case in point: The Picnic Dog, where beef chili gets an extra kick from spicy chorizo, and potato salad is served ON (not on the side of) the dog.
The Hay Merchant (address and info)
If you’re going to eat a tube of meat loaded with even more meat, let it be this craftsmen-style monstrosity, where a fat and juicy 44 Farms jalapeño cheddar dog gets absolutely smothered with HM’s heat-packing chili. Not enough pizzazz for you yet? The extra helping of cheddar and pickled jalapeño should help with that.