Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs

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Member of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association / December 2015

By Greg Horton

Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs started with a very clever social media campaign: pictures of dogs. Adorable dogs, funny dogs, sad faced mutts, and frolicking puppies—the pictures hit the metro in early 2011 as partners Chris Lower, Kathryn Mathis, and Cally Johnson got Oklahoma City ready for a new take on hot dogs. Mutt’s now has a new owner, Laurel Wilkerson.

Hot dog franks are essentially sausages, but America’s culinary culture is typically exposed to a very narrow range of franks, and we grow up calling them hot dogs, wieners, or franks, not sausages. Because of that, we tend to think of hot dogs as beef, pork, turkey, or in some cases, a veggie dog. Mutt’s introduced Oklahoma City to a wide range of hot dogs, including Andouille sausage, chicken, rabbit, and even falafel (an excellent vegetarian option).

Mutt’s menu is divided into two kinds of dogs: standard dogs and special breeds. Standard dogs are 100% kosher beef franks, with chicken and falafel as possible substitutions. These are the dogs that most of us know: relish, mustard, chili, onions, sauerkraut, coleslaw, or even bacon, the list of ingredients often depends on where we’re from or what we ate growing up. The Liberty Dog is mustard and sauerkraut, and the Windy City obviously comes with mustard, relish, and tomatoes, just as it would in Chicago.

Where Mutt’s really changes the game for Oklahoma City is in the special breeds, and where the menu looks most like sausage. Diners can choose from bison, wild boar, rabbit, lamb, duck, Italian sausage, and Kobe beef, among other options. The choices are far more complex and we highly recommend you check out the menu before you visit. Some of the combinations are so good it’s hard to choose which dog you want.

The Jack Russell comes with rabbit sausage, smoked Gouda, onions, celery, mushrooms, carrots, and tarragon mustard. It’s a delicious, dizzying array of flavors and textures. The Apollo Dog is a fantastic choice if you’re a fan of Mediterranean cuisine. Lamb sausage is accompanied by a kalamata olive and sun dried tomato relish, cucumber yogurt, and feta cheese. Substitutions (cross-breeding) isn’t allowed on the special breeds menu, but modifications can be made to the standard dogs.

Mutt’s was one of the first places in town to offer duck fat fries, which are just what they sound like. Potatoes fried in duck fat. It adds a ton of richness to the standard French fry. The sides, including the duck fat fries, are also fun and original. The Pups are six small corn dogs served in a basket, or opt for the Fried Frisbee, a bologna sandwich with provolone and pepper jack on Texas toast. The deviled eggs and the chili are both delicious as well.

Healthy options and vegetarian friendly choices are easy to find, including the falafel dogs or the Garden Hound, made with falafel and veggie chili. For the burger eater who refuses to eat a dog, any dog can be converted to a burger. It makes it easier for groups and families to choose Mutt’s, as no one is left out. Mutt’s also serves about a dozen beers and a lemonade they make in-house.

They are open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and they are located at 1400 NW 23rd St.

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1400 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

525-DOGS (3647)

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