I'm a little surprised to see all this hot dog activity in Vancouver lately (Japadog, Dougiedog, etc). I've never thought of Vancouver as a hot dog city. Nonetheless, glad to see we are at the culinary cutting edge here.
Like Japadog, these are creative, gourmet-style hotdogs. But Dougiedog is more traditional -- more in line with North American hot dog tradition (though they do serve an amazing Korean-style Seoul Dog and other international dogs as well).
The kitchen is impeccably clean which I like to see. To be honest, I am afraid to eat from street-side hotdog carts.
But it's really the flavors that make this place a must-visit. They use all different kinds of custom locally made wieners, with different spices and peppers and the like infused in the meat, depending on which dog you order.
For example, I often eat one called a mariodog which has some kind of hot peppers and I believe cheese? also embedded in the meat. It's this approach to the layering of flavors, starting with the meat, that makes the overall product a winner.
Very friendly and enthusiastic service too. Recommended.