In case you missed it, here are my first impressions of new hot dog shop Doggie Stylez that appeared in Go! section of the Monterey Herald. I’ll be reposting my reviews and stories from my weekly column for the Herald here on my blog along with extra photos that didn’t appear in print.
Last Saturday was the grand opening of Doggie Stylez, a new hot dog shop next door to The Bulldog British pub.
The menu includes five hot dogs — all made with Nathan’s all-beef hot dogs and reasonably priced at $4 to $6 — and an assortment of hot sandwiches, perfect for late-night munchies.
I was curious about the shop — not so much for the hot dogs, but for the truffled grilled cheese sandwich — so I grabbed a friend to check it out on Friday night after work.
Ironically, we tried everything but the hot dogs.
The “Manny Pacquiao” pork adobo sliders (two for $5) were probably my favorite bite of the night. The adobo was flavorful, with a good mix of pepper, vinegar and chilies with heat that built bite after bite.
The “Al Green” vegetarian hot dog ($5) was surprisingly flavorful for a veggie dog. I ordered mine with onions and jalapeños — the big chunks of raw white onion weren’t the tastiest topping, but the jalapeños added a nice kick.
Sadly, the “Marilyn Monroe” — a grilled cheese sandwich, with housemade white truffle butter ($6) — didn’t live up to my expectations.
It had a nice hint of truffle, but the limp wheat bread totally killed it. I’d recommend swapping out the wheat bread for a thicker sourdough.
For “dessert,” we split the Elvis Houndog, a peanut butter and banana sandwich ($3). (Add some bacon to make it a truly worthy of The King!) I’d happily order this dessert sandwich again.
I’ll definitely be back for more — it’s nice to have more options for late-night eats. And maybe I’ll even get a hot dog next time.
Doggie Stylez is at 615 Lighthouse Ave. in Monterey. 917-7645. twitter.com/doggie_stylez Open daily from 3 p.m. until 3 a.m. Cash only.