Vancouver restaurant claims world's most expensive hot dog
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Vancouver is home to the most expensive hot dog in the world.
DougieDog Hot Dogs, a hot dog eatery on Granville Street, introduced a $100 wiener to their menu Tuesday.
The Dragon Dog is made up of a foot-long bratwurst infused with 100-year-old Louis XIII cognac ' which, on its own has a price tag of $2,000 ' Kobe beef seared in olive and truffle oil, fresh lobster, and picante sauce
“When people have food you have to be able to taste the different tastes, people have the chance to taste each (individual ingredient),” said Dougie Luv, owner and hot dog connoisseur of DougieDog Hot Dogs. “All the tastes intertwine with each other.”
The Dragon Dog may seem extravagant for most taste buds, but Dougie Luv insists it remains true to the original hot dog identity.
“I didn't want to change the concept of a hot dog, we wanted to inspire it and bring it to the next level,” he said. “It's a hot dog that anyone would love.”
No one has ordered the pricey wiener yet, but Luv said it will remain a permanent feature on the menu.
Patrons will need to place the order 12 hours in advance for ingredients to be prepped.
Luv's creation beat out the $69 Haute Dog found at Serendipity restaurant in New York, who previously held the title of world's most expensive hot dog.