Dogs on the Run

Dogs on the Run - Tallahassee, FL - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

On my lunch break I drove to Home Depot and attempted to find a suitable material for the roof of our chicken coop.  Sheet metal, plastic roofing panels, and shingles were all possibilities.  I jotted down some prices, and then headed back to my car.

Exiting through the sliding electric doors I was greeted by a small hot dog cart. It was a beautiful early spring day, and a small line patiently waited for a quick lunch.  I decided to give Dogs on the Run a try and took my place in the queue.

Dogs on the Run - Tallahassee, FL - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

Dogs on the Run offers all beef hot dogs (in two sizes), Johnston sausages, chips and cokes.  I ordered a Jumbo Combo.  Moments later I was handed a behemoth foot long hot dog that spilled out of its bun wrapped in a simple piece of foil.

A variety of toppings including yellow mustard, spicy mustard, dill relish, sweet relish, ketchup (why?) and various BBQ sauces were available for the dogs.  The woman in front of me scrapped the last of the finely diced onions for their container, and the owner apologized for not having more.  Undeterred I topped my nitrate laden beef torpedo with Sabrett Onions in Sauce, mustard, and relish.  I grabbed a coke from the cooler, a bag or chips, and headed for the parking lot.

Dogs on the Run - Tallahassee, FL - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

The hot dog was steamed, hot, and I quickly devoured it while watching DIYers stream into Florida’s do it yourself headquarters.  I had never had Sabrett Onions in Sauce before and found the tangy red tinged vegetables to be rather delicious. The Coca-Cola was ice cold, and the chips were adequate.

Dogs on the Run is open outside the Home Depot Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m..  Friday and Saturday dogs are served on Kerry Forest Parkway between Ace Hardware and Brickyard Pizza. The hot dog cart can be found on Facebook, and contacted by phone at (850) 345-7119.

Sweet Tea & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: C
Taste: B+
Presentation: C
Service: A
Cleanliness: B
Price: $

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9 thoughts on “Dogs on the Run

  1. I’m not a ketchup on hotdog fan either, but for all my customers I try my hardest to provide what they ask for. No other vendor for hot dogs carries as much stuff as i do to put on a hot dogs. I am at home depot M-R. Fri and Sat I am on Kerry Forrst Parkway between Ace Hardware and Brickyard Pizza.

    • Hi Chris!

      Thank you for the updated information on your hot dog stand! I added the new information to my review. Good to know you’re on KFP Friday and Saturday! That is right near my office, so you’ll probably be seeing me soon!

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