I remember several months ago when I read Marie Let’s Eat’s paean to the Vienna hotdog, I thought that I ought to try one of those. As I was lone wolfing for lunch today, and looking for something quick and close to the office, I remembered seeing Lucky Dog when I was heading up Buford Highway towards Suwanee a couple of weeks back. Arriving shortly after noon, this place was decked out in Chicago paraphernalia, both sport and celebrity focused. They had gone to great lenths to cover the walls in those photos, banners and posters. They hadn’t put quite as much effort into hanging their menu, which was leaning against the counter (and the drive through had a large sign on it that it wasn’t working). I ordered the two dog combo (a chili dog and a modified Chicago dog) with fries and a drink and waited about ten minutes until the guy behind the grill yelled, in my general direction, “you’re up”.
As you can see, I held the
lettuce pickle, relish and onions on the Chicago-style dog, which left it kind of sad looking. And the fries were about as appealing as they look in this photo. The chili was bland, runny and full of beans. The casing on the dogs was rubbery, and the filling wasn’t hot. At least the poppy seed buns were good.
I was underwhelmed and won’t be returning.