According to retail sales in 2008, San Antonio consumes the third largest number of hot dogs in the country. The Paisano’s sports editor Stephen Whitaker (SW) and contributing writer Derrick Penny (DP) recently took an expedition to determine where San Antonians eat their hot dogs. They found two delicious eateries.
Jerry’s Hot Dogs
SW: Jerry’s Chicago Dog brings a taste of the Windy City to the Alamo City with its use of onions, relish, tomatoes, a whole pickle and two peppers. The feeling of being on State Street in Chicago floats through the air of Jerry’s. When you take bite after bite, surrounded by the lore of Chicago sports, it is easy to forget you are on East Commerce Street in San Antonio. The dog is definitely worth the trip downtown
DP: Jerry’s Chicago Dog, owned by Jerry and his wife, has a fun, family-run restaurant feel. Jerry’s wife helps run the counter, although, when Jerry is not there, she will let you know she runs the entire place. Jerry is from Chicago and a White Soxs fan, so naturally he has White Sox memorabilia all over the place. There is also a large mural of the Chicago skyline. The Chicago Dog is an amazing clash of flavors: a high quality dog placed in a fresh bun, mustard, onions, pickles and serrano peppers. Layered just so that in every bite you get a tase of each unique flavor. Absolutely wonderful.
King’s Court Frankfurter
SW: Just north of downtown is a hot dog establishment that could give other hot dog establishments a run for their money. King’s Court’s Alamo Dog is covered in Texas chili, enchilada sauce, cheese and pepper powder. Its variety of flavors will storm your pallet like it’s 1836. It will make you say, “Remember the