Cheap Eats 2018: Haute Dogs and Fries

Franks at Haute Dogs and Fries. Photograph by Scott Suchman .

About Haute Dogs and Fries

610 Montgomery St
Alexandria, VA 22314

When it comes to summer cookouts, the hot dog often gets overshadowed by the burger as a vehicle for creativity. But this Old Town cafe—lined with photos of terriers and retrievers—proves just how exciting a frank can be. Exhibit A: the Bombshell, done up with onions, mango-pineapple relish, and jalapeños. Still, the place does an admirable set of cheeseburger sliders, too. Also good: Bánh mì dog; Duck Duck dog; Chicago dog; lamb sausage; sweet-potato fries.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.