Top Dog – Soho

 In Wine & Dine

Why did the hot dog turn down a chance to star in a major motion picture?

None of the rolls were good enough.

Forget frankfurters, top dog is the real deal!

If you’re looking for gourmet artisan hot dogs with a twist, you have to take a trip to 48 Frith Street, which is where you’ll find this gem in Soho (London).

It opened 2 months ago, so is still relatively new but seems to be taking soho by storm, thanks to club owner Matt Hermer, his American wife Marissa (which is who the idea stems from!) alongside Ewan Venters, former Fortnum & Mason SEO.

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The restaurant has a kooky, quirky and very cool vibe with its decor. It has a fifties biker culture at its core and there’s a real Norton motorcycle downstairs, which, if you scroll to the end of this post, you’ll see me shamelessly posing on… or at least, trying to look as composed as possible but failing hilariously… 😛

 

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Natural, organic, grass-fed, free-range. As you can tell, these are not words typically associated with your average american haat dawwg (new york accent absolutely necessary!) but this is where the dream team have stepped up the game…

Up for pickings  are eleven varieties of American-style hot dog made with premium British ingredients, the choice of beef or pork as your meat and sides such as rapeseed oil sweet potato fries and organic ice-cream shakes to wash it down with. Apparently, there’s also bespoke dogs available for private parties…caviar dog anyone? We weren’t there to try the posh nosh, just the regular stuff, so scroll a bit further and you’ll see what my friends and I ordered…

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DSC00768After much deliberation, I went for the ‘pulled pork n slaw pork hot dog’ which had pulled pork, apple slaw, chives and house sauce… it was divine. Wholesome hotdog with juicy sweet sticky pulled pork, complemented by the tangy mustard creamy house sauce. I had regular fries which did not dissapoint and accompanied this with a salted caramel milkshake… and let me tell you, if any milkshake brings the boys to Kelis’ yard, it’s this one.

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Charlotte ordered the ‘Kimchi hotdog’ which is beef, kimchi, radish, coriander and house sauce for those that like it fresh and oriental… She chose sweet potato fries and I’m not going to lie, I was rather jealous.

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Fully stuffed to our hearts content, what better way to burn a few calories than by laughing at me try to mount the motorcycle…

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DSC00822So, if you’re ever in a mood for something naughty but nice, hankering for a hot dog but want the good stuff, and you and your friends want a laff, top dog’s your gaff!

 

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