This Chili Dog Levels Up With A Gooey Raclette Poured Overtop

Raclettes are some of the sexiest things in the food industry; a wheel of cheese is melted and scraped onto food like a gooey waterfall.

It has been popular in European cuisine, but you can get a taste of it thanks to Haute Production, who created a beef chili Raclette dog for the 3rd annual OOZEFEST in Santa Ana, Calif.

Haute is a catering company out of Orange County which specializes in global cuisine, so it makes sense that they’d take a Swiss concept and seamlessly apply it to an American favorite dish, such as the chili dog.

With King’s Hawaiian rolls as a bun, the hot dog is topped with housemade chili, made by Chef Keith Prante, and consists of chunks of beef tongue. Then the main event comes in, as the raclette cheese is drenched on top, leaving your mouth watering more than a garden hose.

The hot dog is a limited time dish that will only be available Saturday, Oct. 14 at OOZEFEST at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. For more information on vendors or to purchase tickets, please visit

Photos by Michel Phiphak

Fast Food

Wienerschnitzel’s Giving Out Free Chili Dogs, Just Because


From now until February 26, Wienerschnitzel is giving away a free beef chili dog with the purchase of anything on the menu, just use the bar-code on the photo above. Unfortunately, the cheese is still extra, but you can’t win them all.

Who: Wienerschnitzel

What: With this coupon, free all-beef chili dog with any purchase.

When: Now, until Sunday, February 26.

Where: All participating Wienerschnitzel restaurants.

Why: Because they want to thank you for being a fan? I don’t know, who cares, just get your chili dog.


Chili Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza Now Available at Pizza Hut New Zealand


Pizza Hut is basically stuffing their crusts full of anything these days. The original cheese isn’t good enough anymore, now it’s all about cream cheese and fish eggs and friggin’ cheeseburger stuffed crust pizzas. Now Pizza Hut is taking their original hot dog stuffed crust concept and spicing it up with some chili.

To make things even more crazy delicious the franks are cheesy hot dogs with bits of cheese inside. Are you kidding me?! In case you’re someone who prefers their hot dogs topped with some condiments, Pizza Hut is happy to accommodate you with a side of ketchup and mustard packets. Whether you eat it backwards or forwards you’re still getting two meals for the price of one.

Though this mouthwatering pizza is only available at Pizza Hut New Zealand locations we have to wonder how something as american as a hot dog isn’t being pushed here in the states.

H/T + PicThx Brand Eating

Fast Food

Wienerschnitzel Tempts Us with Cake Batter-Dipped Cone

Cookie Ice Cream

I have to admit that chocolate-dipped cones have always been a guilty pleasure of mine and the idea of cake coating replacing said chocolate may just find a new home in my heart. Wienerschnitzel is adding a new dessert to their menu and it sounds pretty sweet. This vanilla soft serve is dipped into cake batter and rolled with rainbow sprinkles.

For those looking for an every day deal, Wienerschnitzel is also adding a $1.99 special for each day of the week. Monday’s customers can get Chili Cheese Curly Fries, Tuesday Angus All-Beef Chili Dog, Wednesday Original Pastrami Dog, Thursday Jalapeño Poppers, Friday Polish Dog, Saturday Junkyard Dog and Sunday is Two Corn Dogs.

Both the Cake Batter Cone and the Daily Deals are available at participating Wienerschnitzel locations for a limited time only.


Gratuitous Food Porn: National Hot Dog Day


Here’s a new rule of thumb: if you’re celebrating National Hot Dog Day, it means summer is almost over. Now, you can either start saying your goodbyes to outdoor barbecues, warm nights and love in general today – b*tching and moaning until that blazing sun makes its way ‘round to our corner of the hemisphere next year – or you could celebrate the time you still have with any of these spiffy hot dog recipes. It’s not too late to make this summer the best (or at least, most delicious one ever). Have at thee!


Merguez Dogs with Pickled Carrots And Cumin Aioli Recipe


Recipe: Food Republic


Tortilla Hot Dog Wraps


Recipe: BS in the Kitchen


Jalapeno Chili Dog


Recipe: Coupon Clipping Cook


Kimchi Relish Hot Dogs


Recipe: Hip Foodie Mom


Chorizo Hot Dogs


Recipe: Last Ingredient


Baguette Hot Dog


Recipe: Savoury Table


Deep Fried California Picnic Dog with Watermelon Guacamole


via Foodbeast


Western Hot Dogs


Recipe: Blog Chef


Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Dogs with Pineapple Salsa


Recipe: Damn Delicious


Muffuletta Hot Dogs


Recipe: Crumbly Cookie


“Crazy Good Hot Dog”


Recipe: Breanna’s Recipe Box


Mini-Beef Hot Dogs with Barbecue Mustard


Recipe: Wholesome Cook


Poutine Hot Dog


via Original Dinerant


Nacho Hot Dogs


Recipe: Cully’s Kitchen


Bacon Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dog


Recipe: Everyday Southwest


Philly Cheese Steak Hot Dog


Recipe: Blog Chef


Hot Dog Rolls


Recipe: Jo Cooks


Amber Ale Hot Dog Buns


Recipe: Evil Shenanigans


Zucchini Weenies


Recipe: Betsy Life


Beef Terimayo Japanese-Style Hot Dog


Recipe: Seasaltwithfood


Hot Dogs with Cheddar and Sauteed Apples


Recipe: Nesting Project


Low-Carb Bacon-Wrapped Mexican Hot Dogs on Cheesy Cloud Buns


Recipe: Jackie’s Happy Plate


H/T Tasteologie, Tastespotting

Fast Food

Wienerschnitzel Bringing Back the Footlong Hot Dogs

Starting today, June 4th, Wienerschnitzel will be re-introducing their 12-inch hot dogs at all of their 350 Wienerschnitzel locations.

The new footlongs will be priced at $2.59 and will be available for a limited-time. The footlongs that will be available out of the gate (oh boy), include the following flavor varieties: Chili Cheese Dog, Mustard Dog and Chili Dog.

According to Tom Amberger, VP of Marketing for the Wienerschnitzel brand, notes that “When one hot dog just doesn’t cut the mustard, the Footlong is the perfect choice to satisfy those bigger cravings.”



Deals News

Wienerschnitzel Celebrating 50th Anniversary with 99¢ Chili Dogs [DEAL]

Beginning Saturday January 1st, Wienerschnitzel restaurants will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a 99¢ Chili Dog deal. Their chili dogs normally run $1.39 to $1.49 and include a hot dog covered in their signature, secret recipe chili (duh, but seriously, people ask what’s included).  This deal is for a limited time only, enjoy!


Wienerschnitzel: Buy One Get One Free Chili Dog

Up until 4/25/09, with this coupon, you can receive a FREE Angus Beef Chili Dog with the purchase of another one at the regular price. 2 for 1, not bad?!