PASADENA MAGAZINE ONLINE — Give Thanks with the Thanksgivukkah Dog — by Alice Perez
In celebration of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah falling on the same day this year, Pasadena-based hot dog emporium Dog Haus has cooked up an ingenious holiday hot dog mash-up. It'll be available for a limited time only—through December 1st at all three locations.
This latest wu?rst creation includes all your favorite holiday dishes, starting with a turkey sausage stuffed with whiskey-soaked cranberry, brown sugar potato, thyme, sage, and rosemary. But wait, that's not all: The dog is topped with deep-fried tater tot “latkes” and apple-cranberry compote, all wrapped in a sweet Hawaiian bun. “The Thanksgivukkah dog is made with one-hundred percent turkey, and has all the flavors of Thanksgiving,” says Dog Haus co-owner Andre Vener. Your taste buds will thank you as for this unique marriage of sweet and sour flavors.
The Thanskgivukkah dog has already gone viral, with foodies and celebrities tweeting about it, and even an appearance on national TV. “They're loving it,” Vener says. “The Chew found out about it, and they asked us to send ten hot dogs. They made them on the show with Mario Batali tweeting about how delicious they were.”
Back in Pasadena, Dog Haus customers are eating them up, as well. “We are selling them like crazy,” says Vener. And with a new culinary director, Bruce Kalman, on board, the Dog Haus creative team doesn't plan to stop creating outrageous hot dogs just yet.