The Cherry ‘Slaw Dog

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Putting ketchup on hot dogs might be a contentious topic for some, but it’s not for us. The answer is always “YES” or more importantly, “WHICH FLAVOR?”

Today’s delicious meat sandwich features our cherry flavor atop an Italian sausage and a mound of homemade coleslaw, diced jalapeños, and crispy fried onions. For this sort of monster ‘dog, we recommend a split-top bun. It’s the best vehicle for the job.

Grilling season, never end.

5 Things that Made Us Hangry This Week

Best friends forever right here👆

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1. Korean tacos created & captured by @TaKorean

TaKorean is one of our favorite DC fast casual restaurants. Their tacos are flavorful and beautiful, with delicious kale slaws and juicy, tender meats. Get the goods in a corn tortilla or as a salad bowl–either way is satisfying and memorable.

Sausage, egg, cheese, and pesto, thanks to @bethesdabagels #dcdining #districteats #breakfast

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2. Bethesda Bagels sandwich captured by @DCDining

Because we do not honor enough breakfast food porn in 5 Things and it is one of our favorite meals of the day. (Along with lunch and dinner). Although, we’d eat a bagel sandwich at any time of day. Especially this looker.

3. SlenderSeven Cookie Dough created & captured by @SlenderSeven

Calling all raw cookie dough lovers–you MUST try SlenderSeven’s eggless, gluten-free cookie dough. Less calories than a spoonful of peanut butter, it’s a guilty pleasure without the guilt. We cannot get enough! Here it is featured on a S’more. S’yum.

How can you say no to this??? Thanks @spoon_au for the post!

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4. Steak & Frites created & captured by @MediumRareDC

If you have not been to the DC gem that is Medium Rare (Barracks Row & Cleveland Park), you must put it at the top of your culinary bucket list. Delicious steaks and fries in very generous portions–it’s fantastic. And don’t forget to order the carrot cake.

5. “Made by Friends” sundae created & captured by @icecreamjubilee

Look at this epic monster mound of ice cream and other delicious DC treats! To celebrate their 1 year anniversary, Ice Cream Jubilee created this work of art using creations by other DC producers such as Capital Candy Jar and District Doughnut.

5 Things that Made Us Hangry Last Week

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Last week’s theme was summertime seafood and other beach eats. (We didn’t post on the blog, but you can read here.) This week’s recurring theme is AMERICA and HOT DOGS!

And how about that USWNT?! The perfect end to a patriotic weekend.

1. Grilled Ribs with Spicy Harissa BBQ Sauce created & captured by @CavaGrill

Look at these bad boys. Made by our friends at @cavagrill and slathered with an epic barbecue sauce that includes Cava’s famous harissa and our spicy pineapple ketchup. A #MadeInDC masterpiece. Recipe on the Cava blog.

2. Peach-triot created & captured by @GlensGardenMkt

Rejoice Peach lovers! We’ve brought back the quintessential summer flavor exclusively for @glensgardenmkt. They’re celebrating with the Peach-triot. An American hero of a hot dog with all sorts of delicious, local goodness:
– Roseda All Beef ‘dog
– Peach ‘Chups
– Peaches
– Pepperjack Cheese
– “Sauercorn” (sauerkraut made with corn instead of cabbage)
– Crispy Shallots
– Garnished with basil
– Lyon Bakery Gourmet Hot Dog Bun

Available ALL WEEK long at Glen’s Garden Market near DuPont Circle.

3. Cherry Slaw Dog created & captured by @ChupsItUp

Last night, we topped off the weekend themes of America & hot dogs by cheering on the #USWNT against Japan and eating this Cherry Slaw ‘Dog: hot Italian sausage, coleslaw, diced jalapeños, French fried onions, and cherry ‘Chups.

4. Dog Days of Summer ‘dog line-up created & captured by @DGSDelicatessen

We were honored and thrilled to be included on @DGSDelicatessen’s “Dog Days of Summer” menu. The “Chups It Up” was delicious. The special only lasted through the 5th, but look out for more collaborations in the future.

Classic Cherry 🍒 Pie on the blog today. Best eaten warm with 🍦🍦🍦🍦

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5. Classic Cherry Pie created & captured by @acozykitchen

Because what’s a 5 Things post without a little sweet tooth. These classic cherry pie slices look so summertime sweet and classic American delicious.

It Takes Two to Totcho!

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What’s better than a bowl of tots or a plate of nachos? That would be a massive serving of both, put together in a fusion of food that is not only delicious to eat but fun to say: TOTCHOS!

This mountain of merriment includes crispy tater tots (duh), pulled pork, jalapeños, tomatoes and a delicious chipotle cheese sauce. Topped with cherry and spicy pineapple ‘Chups and a dollop of sour cream, it’s an appetizer fit for a crew of hungry hippos.

Next time you throw a party, don’t be boring and serve a plain ol’ plate of nachos. Be cool, be memorable, be revolutionary: give your guests the gift of TOTCHOS.