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Lucky Ducky Dogs – Dallas

 

 

Just when you think that the last thing Dallas needs is another hot dog/sausage truck, some guy (that would be Marshall Hays) comes along and gets the idea he can do it better! :)

After reading the menu we went for the gold.  I am still trying to figure out how you go from car wash to food truck owner, but Marshall has done it well. As we were sitting in the back of our Jeep eating our dogs, Marshall had a break and came to check out what we thought about his food. Marshall had no idea who I was, he was checking with everyone who had ordered from him. And other than biting into the Obnoxious Dog of the Day and the egg yoke squirting out, I could offer him no suggestions of how to make it better. That would be because he got it right. I don’t think you could squeeze another ingredient on any of these dogs. Unique, great tasting, an adventure with an accent on taste.

 

One Lucky Ducky Meal

 

Fresh bread baked every day and Gourmet meats make for great dogs. Sorry guys, classic dogs are fine for the kids but for me, they are boring.  I am going for interesting!

The menu features three categories of Dogs:
Classic, Gourmet and Obnoxious Dogs

 

What do you have when you load up Alligator and Pork Sausage, strips of bacon, fried egg, all topped with Wasabi mayo and Sriracha sauce?  You get Gator eats Pig aka an Obnoxious Dog ($10)!!  To be real honest, we should have saved this one for last, but we ate it first.  It is a beast. The sausage is a blissful blend with the perfect seasonings. Then bacon, an egg over easy so you get that warm runny golden center (which is a heavenly sauce in itself), then they spice it up a bit (just a little – not too much) with both Wasabi and Sriracha sauces. This is one dog I will be back for … unless Marshall comes up with his second Obnoxious Dog creation first!  Yes, Marshall says there are more Obnoxious Dogs taking form in his imagination that are sure to follow Gator eats Dog.

SCORE!!!!

 

Gator Eats Duck

 

Lucky Ducky Dogs passed the ‘toe in the water’ test with flying colors and we were back to sample more of the menu just a few days later.  Time to see what the Gourmet Dogs had to offer.

 

Up first, Thai’d Up Chicken Dog ($8)- Chicken sausage with Asian Carrot and cabbage slaw, topped with Thai Peanut Sauce and I added some Sriracha sauce, too, cuz I like being a little spicy most of the time!  This one is all good.  I find the chicken sausage to be very mild at first, then you get a pop of flavor with Thai Peanut sauce and how can you go wrong with some fresh slaw on the top. Are you getting the feeling yet that this is not your average hot dog truck?

Thai’d Up Chicken Dog

 

Then comes Duckin Apple Dog ($8) – Duck & Chicken sausage with a rosemary balsamic glaze, caramelized onions, apples and topped with wilted spinach. Perfectly wilted spinach on a dog!  This is a very unique and special dog. The sausage with the balsamic glaze and then with the onions and apples and spinach makes this dog perfect for the discerning, mature palate.

Duckin Apple Dog

So I admit, no matter how fancy you make them, dogs are never going to be high-brow food.  That’s all good with Marshall.  Even the wrap on the truck is designed to break down your inhibitions and lure you in for your own Fun with MEAT!

 

 

 

Now I am sure that you will want to track Lucky Ducks down. You can find them on Twitter, or on Facebook and of course on their website.

 

 

Want a bite?  Eat Jo Dawgs will fix your dawg and fill your belly!

Eat Jo Dawgs Wants You to Eat Mo’ Dawgs

 

“The noblest of all dogs is the hot dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.”

~Lawrence J. Peter [borrowed from Eat Jo Dawgs Facebook page]

 

In the dog eat dog world of gourmet food truck dogs, Eat Jo Dawgs combines a little philosophy, a little homegrown neighborliness and some pretty creative hot dogs to set themselves apart.  And while their Facebook page says they ‘ride in Fort Worth, Texas’, we’ve been seeing more of them on the Dallas side of the metroplex.  Their mission is simple, “We are just trying to get a Dawg in every hungry mouth in Fort Worth & Dallas!”  The mission is on track.

 

 

As for me, I have a ways to go to get through the menu.  All indications are that Eat Jo Dawgs will be around a while so I can take my time and enjoy the journey.  Besides, the more I go back, the more opportunity I get to know Tony & Joe Patrick better.

Like most food trucks, the menu at Eat Jo Dawgs will vary slightly from time to time but this was the menu the day I was there. Looks like a Dawg for every kind of craving to me!

 

How can you pass on a Dawg bodaciously named Natural Disaster?  What is clear is that there is no ‘neat’ way to eat this monster and if you aren’t careful, it just might make a disaster out of your previously spotless shirt!  A deep fried bacon wrapped dog is buried under a mountain of chili, jalapeno relish, coleslaw and diced tomatoes topped with two enormous onion rings!  In reality, this is a prime example of American excess.  There’s just no way to wrap your mouth around this monster without a landslide of toppings squishing out everywhere.  There’s just too much going on with all the toppings, in my opinion, but my opinion only carries one vote and I have no doubt, there’s plenty of opposition to that idea.  But I must say, when you finally make it to the deep fried bacon wrapped all beef frank, there’s an explosion of juicy goodness that erupts in your mouth like a volcano when you break through the crispy outer crust.  This is one Natural Disaster that doesn’t need any FEMA help to recover from … just time to let it all settle.

The Natural Disaster

 

Moving to something a little more ‘gourmet’, I was torn between the Maui Wowi and the Dawg on Bleu.  I decided on the Dawg on Bleu.  This one is still not gonna make any ‘heart healthy’ lists but at least the bacon and dawg are NOT deep fried.   The Bleu Cheese is a nice contrast to the savory bacon, the Dawg just as plump and juicy and the lettuce and tomatoes cool & fresh in comparison.  Bleu Cheese and hot dogs is not a new idea.  Never-the-less, this dawg is well executed.

Dawg On Bleu

 

These dawgs come so loaded, you don’t need any sides.  They’re a meal in themselves.  That doesn’t stop the guys at Eat Jo Dawgs from offering several appetizer items liked stuffed jalapeno poppers.

 

Eat Jo Dawgs is pretty easy to find, especially if you are in Fort Worth.  They’re regulars at the Fort Worth food parks and when not hangin out there, you can find their location on Facebook or Twitter.

Eat Jo Dawgs rolls in Fort Worth and Dallas, too!

 

Show your support for Eat Jo Dogs and leave a comment about your favorite DAWG from their menu!