That’s My Dog

By on 7 January, 2013 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Veggie dogs!

Sometimes, complaining pays off.

A few months ago, we wrote about our tremendous excitement and commensurate disappointment regarding the new hot dog cart downtown. When we heard about the cart, we were excited about Montgomery acquiring the mobile quick lunch opportunities enjoyed by other cities. And when we heard that the cart offered “veggie dogs,” we were thrilled that our vegetarian diets would be accommodated by the new lunch outlet.

Sadly, a misunderstanding about the definition of “veggie dogs” dashed our excitement on a pile of mushy hot dog buns filled with slaw. And we wrote an fairly over-dramatic blog post about it.

Well, a funny thing happened. The owners of the hot dog cart found our blog post and left a comment promising that they would acquire actual veggie dogs and start selling them. We were stunned. Usually, a negative review on our blog only leads to commenters saying helpful things like, “If you don’t like it here, you should move.” In this case, our complaints about a new local business actually caused the local business to adapt and adjust their menu.

We promised to go back. And we did.

It would be cruel irony if we did return and ended up having a mediocre lunch. But fortunately, this is not the case. The veggie dogs at the That’s My Dog hot dog cart are spectacular. They offer a full array of options for modifying your dog, whether soy-based or otherwise. We took four dogs, two each. I had one with grilled onions and mustard and one in the “slaw dog” format.

The onions are well-grilled and blend perfectly with the snap of the yellow mustard. The slaw was creamy without being too milky

We were both incredibly impressed. The tasty veggie dogs combined with the low price and outstanding customer service to give a pretty much unparalleled sense of post-lunch satisfaction. We quickly traveled from a complaint about feeling culturally alienated due to our vegetarian beliefs into a sense of having developed a new loyalty to an independent small business.

The classic Simpsons take on the contents of a hot dog

Hot dogs are a perfect lunch item, as evidenced by the fact that downtown has been able to support Chris’ Hot Dogs since 1917. Those folks are not likely thrilled about the competition from the new cart, but we think downtown is big enough to merit two pork casing sellers. And last time we checked, Chris’ had a great pinball machine, but no veggie dogs.

That’s My Dog has a Facebook page, which often mentions their rotating special deals. Their prices are extremely affordable, even if you throw in a can of soda to go with your tasty dogs. And if you catch them on one of their “special” days, you can shave even more off of your lunch tab. The cart is located on the corner of Monroe and Lawrence. We give it our highest recommendation and are proud that Montgomery has joined the portable food revolution.

Kate and Stephen are Midtown residents with a cat, a dog, a garden, an old house and a sense of adventure. They write about life in Midtown here and about life in Montgomery at their blog Lost in Montgomery.

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  1. Katie says:

    Can’t wait to try this place out! I’m so excited that they’ve started offering veggie dogs!

  2. Carrie says:

    Thanks for this blog post. I work on Maxwell and will be hopping over to That’s My Dog for lunch soon. I love hot dogs and didn’t know there was a food cart hot dog place close to here.

  3. Dixie Dawgs Hot Dog Cart says:

    My daughter and I run a unique hot dog cart in Eastbrook Shopping Center. We are there Thurs Fri Sat and operate from an original 1950’s NY cart, we feel that we have the best Chili/Cheese dog on the streets. Come try us

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