Eats: Hotshots Craft Hotdoggery

All Rights Reserved Megan Bannister

Along with donuts, hotdogs are high up on the list of foods I know are bad for you but can’t help indulging in once and awhile. While I hail from the land of the Chicago dog–never, ever ask for ketchup in public–I’m much more liberal when it comes to experimenting with different condiments.

Enter Hotshots: a craft hotdoggery that opened downtown at the beginning of May. Last week I finally had time to grab a bite to eat with a friend at one of Des Moines’ newest lunch spots. I ordered the Softail (kielbasa, caramelized onions, scallions, cream cheese and jalapeño peppers)–hold the jalapeños, please–and the Hotshots tots. My lunch was delicious, but I do wish the bun had been toasted as my deliciously over-stuffed dog busted through the soft bread after one bite and I ended up eating it with a fork.

And worry not, vegetarian friends! Any of Hotshots’ meat franks can be substituted for a veggie dog, which I have on good authority are pretty delicious.

Hotshots Craft Hotdoggery, 1220 Locus Street in Des Moines

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