#sEATtle: The Red Hot

May 12, 2017
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I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!

RESTAURANT
The Red Hot

ADDRESS
2914 6th Ave, Tacoma

WEBSITE

http://www.redhottacoma.com/

Usually the only time I'm in Tacoma its for a Rainiers game so the only thing I eat are hot dogs and cracker jacks, washed down with some ice cold brews at the ball park.  But last week I was there doing a little filming (take that whoever said I had a face for radio!) and hit you guys up for food options while I was there.  Literally EVERY person recommended The Red Hot, and since apparently the only thing I eat in Tacoma is meat in tube form, I had to check it out. 

EATS

Listen, its totally ok to lick your screen right now.  Would you just look at that dog!  Say hello to the Coney.  The Red Hot boasts an extensive and delicious menu with various dogs, sausages, and even vegan options, including their famous Hound Dog (peanut butter and bacon topped WUUUUUT?!?!?!), but since I'm a sucker for chili dogs, this was the winner for me. I was not disappointed.  The chili was great, and the onion and mustard ratios were perfect, but the thing that sent me to flavor town (Flavor Town is a magical world where everything tastes perfect, btw. I have a flat on Candy Cane Lane. Reasonably priced, unlike Seattle.) was the snap of the dog.  This is important.  The best hot dogs use natural casings, and if you can not let it bother you that they are basically intestines, you will be rewarded with a super juicy and flavorful bite of meat in tube form.  Oh, and don't think I forgot about the poppy seed bun. Lots of buns would crumble under the weight of all that chili, but this one was up to the task.  Spongy and light, it added perfect texture to the meal.  I MUST HAVE ANOTHER!!!

When it comes to meat in tube form, there are really 3 things that matter. 1- the snap/taste of the link. 2- the bun. 3- the fixins. Judging from the descriptions of the options on the Red Hot menu (food porn of the highest quality!) there is no doubt this is not just a great place to go to get a dog. it is THE PLACE. Everything is good here. Seriously, I can't wait to go back. 

 

Go here if...you are a fan of meat in tube form and all the wonderful ways to top it, and you like ice cold beer

Don't go here if...you are a jerk. Says so right on the sign, "no jerks."