Food Porn: Hot Dog Heaven

The other day after some shopping at the Galleria Mall Alli and I were trying to figure out something to eat that could be a new restaurant for the site but at the same time very cheap.  For some reason I thought of Hot Dog Heaven, which is located a short drive away from the Mall, closer to the Lovejoy area of Buffalo (corner of Harlem and William).

Hot Dog Heaven would be a remarkable place to grab a bite to eat after some heavy drinking.  They are open late and have a menu full of great drunk food. When we pulled in the parking lot only had 3 cars and Alli was slightly nervous that we’d be the only people inside.  But, honestly, when you can just pull up to their drive-thru and order anything on the menu, why go inside?

Ignoring the drive-thru, we ended up going in to eat (you seat yourself) and were immediately attended to by the one waitress on duty. Here’s how are visit went:

We ordered ourselves 3 Texas Red Hots.  For those who have no idea what that means, shame on you.  Basically, they are hot dogs grilled on a flat stove and then covered in Hot Dog Heaven special meat “sauce”, mustard and onions.  We’ve had this type of thing before as both Louie’s Original Footlong and Louie’s Texas Red Hots have their own version. The hot dogs themselves are basically uniform as everyone in Buffalo uses Sahlen’s Hot Dogs.  The meat sauce at Hot Dog Heaven tasted more like a gravy then anything related to chili, which is why it made for an excellent dipping sauce for our order of French Fries.

This really isn’t going to be a post that will wow most of you; its just a simple diner with basic diner food and not much to really write about.  What we did take away from our visit is that this is an excellent option for a really really affordable meal near by the Galleria, an area notorious for every chain restaurant imaginable.  We walked away spending $10 for a dinner for two people and the food was fast and tasty.

Our service wasn’t amazing but it really doesn’t matter especially when you are seating yourself, ordering cheap/simple food, and you’re mostly likely in an inebriated state.  Their menu obviously has other food options including 24/7 breakfast and classic Greek souvlakis.  For new customers, be warned that they only accept cash.  They do have an ATM inside but who likes paying 3 dollars in service charges to get cash?

So skip that meal at McDonald’s or wherever you are thinking about taking your family when you go back to school shopping.  There’s no reason why Hot Dog Heaven shouldn’t be a candidate for dinner.  Cheap and good food, what’s to argue?

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