2012 Feb 28 Dog on Fire: Organic Sausages in Sanlitun
It’s strange how the salty steam rising off a freshly grilled wiener is like a homing beacon drawing Americans to the mothership. Hidden in an alcove near the Apple Store, Dog on Fire stocks all-beef franks as well as organic pork sausages.
We enjoyed the original beef dog (RMB 30) for its plump, taut bite. The onions the menu promised were tucked under the sausage, while other toppings (relish, ketchup and mustard) were self-serve. Nachos (RMB 20) featured store-bought tortilla chips with a gloopy white cheese and chili that tasted a little too sweet and tangy. We wished we’d tried the honey chicken wings (RMB 15 for 3 pieces) instead. For now, any purchase of a hot dog and a side earns you a free drink – helpful if you’re splurging on the organic dogs (RMB 45).
Also try: Nathan’s Famous, American Holy Fries
Dog on Fire 热狗店 Daily 10am-10pm. Stall 13, 1/F, Bldg 3, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 8568) 朝阳区三里屯路19号院三里屯 Village3号楼1层13号店
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Photos: Judy Zhou