Checked out Richard Blais' HD1 ("Haute Doggery!") restaurant last night with two friends. Really enjoyed it. We each ordered a hot dog — then split two sides and one dessert.
Here's a bite-sized and stream of consciousness review for y'all about our experience:
Not crowded (easy to grab a table on this Tuesday night)
Not as pretentious as sister restaurant Flip Burger
Affordable (not counting adult beverages, meal/dessert was under $13 including tip/tax)
Just the right amount of food
Smart beer selection/cocktail offering
Got my waffle fry fix (I've been kind of avoiding a certain fried chicken sandwich chain for the past bit…)
Attentive wait staff
Insane soft serve ice cream (current offerings: roasted fig and bourbon and brown sugar)
Gluten-free bun options
All-beef hotdog option if you're not a pork eater
Husband would have been impressed with my "East Bound and Down" dog (quality weiner topped with pulled pork, slaw and honey mustard) paying homage to a show he loves…
Casual but not order-at-the-counter casual
In the words of the Ah-nold, "I'll be back…"
East Bound and Down dog.
L to R: Waffle Fries with "Maple-oy" Sauce (description doesn't do this sweet and sour, slightly spicy, maple-y mess of sauce justice. Mmmm); Plain HD fries with ketchup.
664 North Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306