We stopped at this dog joint the day after Christmas for a quick lunch. It’s located on 1020 Market Street (by Union Square) and was packed to the gills at 1pm. For good reason – the food here is made in house with natural and / or quality ingredients. Selections range from the exotic Wild Boar with Cherry Chutney to the humble Italian Veggie Sausage with Brown Mustard.
I chose the Wild Boar dog with a half pint of Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. The ale’s hoppy body with just the right touch of bitter was an excellent match to the sweet chutney laced meaty boar!
The sweet potato fries didn’t disappoint either. Thin, crisp and sweet – just the way they should be. The house made serrano ketchup kicks ass!
Connie chose the Pulled Pork Sandwich – loads of slow roasted pig, coleslaw and BBQ sauce. Juicy and delicious, with a nice touch of sweet, tang and spice.
With all the walking around the city, my appetite was not quite satiated with the dog. Went ahead with an order of beef chili. The texture on the chili was smooth (no lumpy beef pieces), the spice level perfect and smooth cheese to top it off.
As a bonus, Showdogs carries one of San Fran’s best local coffee – from Four Barrel. The Ethiopian Welena Suke Quto has an amazing flavor profile – Intensely floral fragrance introduce a cup layered with citrus, tangerine, blood oranges, and pink lemonade. A sweet and clear cup. Just plain beautiful!
If you are in downtown SF by Union Square, check out Showdogs. Will not disappoint.