Saturday, December 31, 2005

Hot diggity dog!

So, this doesn't really have anything to do with my usual subjects of knitting or Ruby, but it's been on my mind ever since I've been here in Calgary. Calgary, has not one, but two all hot dog restaurants. There's the hipster-oriented Tubby Dog (which also serves beer and is open til 4 a.m.) and the more yuppie Chien Chaud. I've been obsessed with Tubby's since arriving here and have had the chance to eat their Cheetah dog, which features the best sauerkraut I've had in my life. I don't even think Toronto has one all hot dog restaurant (though, if any of you out there know of one, please let me know). We're heading home tomorrow, and I've got to eat at least one more dog before we go. Tubby's offers a menu item that's a hot dog, wrapped in bacon, deep fried and then topped with ham, chilli and a fried egg. I don't think I'm willing to go that far, but man, I could sure enjoy another Cheetah.

On a side note, Aaron and I went to see Brokeback Mountain yesterday. Oh my... I still can't stop thinking about it. I think it's one of the saddest and most emotionally complex Hollywood films I've ever seen. If I ever run into Heath Ledger on the street, I'm going to have to give him a big hug.


mamaloo said...

You have to come Hamilton way. Around the corner from the Royal Botanical Gardens (technically in Burlington) is an all dog lunch counter that looks like a hotdog shack out of the 50s. It's called Easterbrooks and it's pretty yummy!

elizabooth said...

Yum! Well, that indeed may be worth a trip to the Hammer. As long as they have saurkraut. And cheese that may or may not actually be made of real cheese.

I know, I'm disgusting.