Voodoo Dog is located in the All Saints District of Tallahassee off of a redeveloping Gaines Street. The purple warehouse that contains the restaurant has a small wooden porch out front with a set of stairs leading you to a door reinforced with iron bars. Over the door is the Voodoo Dog sign with wavy green circles and a hot dog that been used as a pin cushion.
The inside of Voodoo dog is very unwarehousey. The ceiling is low and covered with purple Christmas lights. Black tables and chairs fill the dining area with various voodoo themed movie posters and photographs lining the wall. The place had a funky feel to it which I liked.
Hot dogs are something almost everyone enjoys and Voodoo Dog takes them to the next level by wrapping theirs in bacon and tossing them in a deep fryer. I looked over the menu and decided to try the Fatz Katz, the Hari Kari and an order of their french fries.
The guy at the counter took our order and told us he bring the food to our table once it was ready. We took a seat as Vampire Weekend played and people started to file in. I was glad that we got her early as Voodoo Dog appeared to be a popular lunch time destination.
The hot dog and fries arrived a few minutes later. Each was served in a red plastic basket lined with wax paper. I was impressed with the care each hot dog was prepared. The toppings were carefully applied and it looked like whoever arranged the pineapple on my Hari Kari had done so to make it look like something out of a magazine.
I tackled the Fat Katz (regular dog, covered in sauerkraut, brown mustard and swiss cheese) first. The dog was plump, the sauerkraut had a bite and the brown mustard added a little spice. It was a darn fine hot dog.
I then sampled some of their fries. They were piping hot with flecks of skins and well seasoned. I am a huge fan of malt vinegar on french fries and saw they had a spray bottle full of the golden liquid. I grabbed it and gave the fries a generous dousing. They are some of the best in Tallahassee.
My second hot dog was the Hari Kari (bacon dog topped with terriyaki sauce, pineapple and green onions.) The saltiness of the bacon and teriyaki sauce was well balanced with the sweetness of the pineapple. The bun was also fresh. It was also a very good hotdog. By the time we left Voodoo Dog we were both stuffed and looking forward to our next visit to try another couple of their original hot dog combinations.
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