posted on April 6, 2011 at 11:42 am
Atlanta’s next big food trend is already being established: wieners. The Streatery hot dog cart has been slinging dogs around Atlanta for the past year. Holeman & Finch Public House serves a formidable homemade dog. Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand recently opened in East Atlanta. And (top) chef Richard Blais is purportedly opening “Haute Doggery” in the old San Francisco Coffee location in Poncey-Highland. With all of these intown choices, America’s Top Dog (3352 Chamblee Tucker Road, 770-771-3823, www.americastopdog.net) might get overlooked — but it’s worth the trip.
Because its only signage says simply “Dogs Fries Burgers,” America’s Top Dog is easily missed. It’s located — perhaps appropriately — next to Little Cuba in the North Hills Shopping Center right off of I-285. Inside, the space is decorated patriotically, fitting because the restaurant specializes in all manners of regionally inspired dogs. Seriously, there’s something for you no matter whether your hot dog loyalties lie in Chicago, New York, Jersey, Los Angeles or the South. Quirky cartoony hot dog diagrams illustrate the offerings, but the most entertaining piece of décor is a large poster displaying Steve Hodgin’s “Ode to the Hot Dog.”
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