The Haute Dog is a Fancy Frank That Could Put the West Coast on the Map


The West Coast (aka the best coast) might have just come up with a concept greater than the Cronut. San Francisco based patisserie, Craftsman and Wolves, has created the ultimate gourmet hot dog just in time for baseball season.

The aptly named “Haute Dog” features an all-beef hot dog baked in a mustard seed croissant bun, topped with grainy mustard and finished off with house made salt and vinegar beet chips that are so coated in seasoning it’ll make your mouth water just looking at it. The fancy frank might just be the perfect combination of crunch, crust, tang, and chew.

This Haute Dog might be one thing SF Giants and Oakland A’s fans can agree on, but to be perfectly honest, all we care about is how we can get ourselves up to NorCal as soon as possible to shove one of these dogs down our throats.

The Haute Dog is available after 10AM at Craftsman and Wolves.

H/T + PicThx Chow


Starbucks’ La Boulange Hits LA, to Serve Croissant Bun Burgers & Cocktails

La Boulange

La Boulange baked goods have invaded your local Starbucks. The coffee empire acquired the San Francisco-based bakery within the past year, and now, La Boulange is setting up shop in Los Angeles on the corner of La Brea and Fourth Street.

Opening June 12th, the new restaurant will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails, all of which have gourmet-style offerings. Customers will dine on sandwiches like the B.E.L.T. — fried egg, bacon, tomato, lettuce and aioli on ciabatta — or a smoked trout salad with walnut bread croutons, potatoes, apple and a citrus vinaigrette. But if you prefer to go the burger route, La Boulange will have a croissant bun to make your experience extra, er, crafty.

La Boulange

In addition to tasty salads and sandwiches, the restaurant is set to offer thick milkshakes made with house jams and a selection of cocktails and beer, among other items.

H/T + Picthx LA Times