Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hot Diggity Review

On a recent weeknight, the GF and I were in the mood for something different for delivery. So, we decided to get some 'haute' dogs delivered via DiningIn. Philly is lucky to have Underdogs and The Dapper Dog, so it was only fair to give Hot Diggity a shot as well. 
Not that it took much motivation!

The Windy City ($5.50)
Pickle spears, freshly sliced tomato, yellow mustard, electtic green relish, chopped red onion and celery salt. 

The first thing I noticed was the soft roll that Hot Diggity uses. Perfectly pliant, I actually preferred them to the harder rolls used at Underdogs. The dog itself lacked the extreme snap of the ones at Underdogs though. Regardless, this was a solid iteration of the Chicago classic. If you've never had a Chicago-style hot dog, you're missing out! The fresh tomatoes marry well with the vinegary salt of the spears, the sweetness of the neon green relish, and the bite of the red onion. Delicious.

The Desert Dog ($5)
Pinto bean spread, shredded cheese, green chili sauce, chopped tomato, red onion, fried tortilla strips.

The desert dog brought the flavors down south. The crispy fried tortilla strips provided a nice textural contrast to the creaminess of the pinto beans. The bite of the red onion and the muted heat of the green chili melded well.

The Cincinnati Skyline ($5)
Homemade chili, nacho cheese, chopped white onion and scallions.

The creamy chili had a sweet cinnamon undertone that was a nice complement to the salty dog and nacho cheese. The scallions and white onions brought some freshness which brightened up the dog.

The Texas Hold-Em ($6)
Shredded cheese, hot sauce, percy street barbecue sauce, bacon, chopped white onion and scallions.

This was one cheesy dog! The hot sauce and BBQ sauce from Percy Street BBQ were certainly appreciated. The bacon added a nice smoky element to the dog. The scallions and white onions helped to bring a bit of freshness.

Large Belgian Fry Cone ($4.50)

This was one mammoth cone of fries. I opened up the wrapper and behold ...

An abundance of delicious fries spilled out. Thanks to DiningIn's expedience, these were delivered still warm and was the perfect side for the succulent, salty dogs. I only wish I had ordered some of Hot Diggity's dipping sauces, which range from lemon thyme aioli to peppercorn ranch. Doh.

So if you're in the mood for 'haute' dogs and you're by South Street, be sure to stop on by Hot Diggity. But if you're more than a few blocks away, make sure to check out DiningIn. They'll get these dogs to your door without a hitch!

Hot Diggity
630 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 886-9253 

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