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Hot Dogs and Hamburgers -- Eh


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Hot Dogs and Hamburgers -- Eh

MartyL | Feb 26, 2007 02:00 PM

Oh, how we all wish that M'Dawg Haute Dawgs and Urban Burger were the answers to our prayers. Both are great in theory, with friendly and well-meaning proprietors, but . . .

I'm afraid neither is worth a detour, at least not yet. Biggest problem?: The dogs and burgers simply aren't very good. Neither are the fries (and onion rings at UB).

At M'DHD, I had the half-smoke, which was not distinctive, and certainly not as snappy as Ben's. Ordinary buns. Frozen crinkle-cut fries. Why both with a dozen different dogs? Why not simply perfect one, as it some spots in Chicago (or, I'm told, at Palena).

At UB, I had a medium-rare burger -- completely undistinctive; no discernible beef flavor. One half of the bun was grilled, the other not. The whole thing was soaked to the dissolution-point with the burger grease. Stick with Palena (again) and Colorado Kitchen.

Of course, it's early, and things may change for the better . . .

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