When it comes to hotdogs I am not sure I can say no, especially at The Fat Dog in Amsterdam's Museum district, in an area called Oud-Zuid.
Inspired by Bubbledogs in London, The Fat Dog's creator Ron Blaauw (from Michelin star restaurant Ron Gastro) has taken a crowd pleaser - the common hot dog - and has concocted a variety of mouth watering toppings to ensure that there is a flavour explosion for each diners' palate.
The Gangs of New York @ The Fat Dog (photo instagram @neelsmcgee)
People come to The Fat Dog not only for the scrumptious sausages, but for a selection of alcoholic beverages. One such one I would recommend for gin lovers is their signature gin and tonic, presented with a dash of St. Germain and garnished with fresh juniper berries and a slice of pink grapefruit. It is one very pretty and refreshing looking drink.
the fat Dog's Signature Gin & Tonic @ The Fat Dog (photo instagram @neelsmcgee)
The Fat Dog has seating options inside, outside and then across the side street on big long picnic benches. The staff are very friendly and quite pretty as well, which make it pleasurable engaging with them.
As you can imagine it was also nice to see a vegetarian hotdog option on the menu for those who were not a fan of meat. There is a variety of ten hotdogs on the menu, gathering inspiration from across the globe. My friend and I opted for The Gangs of New York and The Sloppy Joe, clearly both USA inspired, however with a twist that only a Michelin star chef might create.
The Polanski and The Naughty Bangkok, are what you would expect, with the Polish dog filled with White cabbage salad, horseradish and crispy onions with smoked mayonnaise, whilst the Thai inspired dog was filled with Sweet and sour vegetables, red curry mayonnaise, crispy rice and garnished with coriander.
The Fat Dog is a must for foodie lovers and is open till late every day of the week.