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JK’s Original Texas Dogs

August 6, 2011


In the spirit of getting things done, I’m going to try posting direct from my iphone as opposed to taking pictures and sitting on them for several weeks before writing about my experiences. Sam & I are driving to the Jersey Shore today (fist pump!) and on our way have found ourselves in Danbury, CT at JK’s, which serves up an “original” Texas hot dog. I’m staying outside with Wee-Bey, the dog, while Sam goes inside to buy so won’t have any banter with the owners to provide.

JK’s not a usual HDJ but more of a diner, which is why I sent Sam in–much easier for me to decide in advance than it is for my beautiful decision-phobic wife.


On to the dogs!


As you can see, it’s a trad Texas dog. The bun is the most surprising part, with a firm crust, almost like a pretzel. The chili is light & spicy in comparison to the bun, which is firm and chewy. The dogs are done in the usual CT manner, split lengthwise and grilled for a snappy casing.


Sam was most excited by the curly fries, with several “holy grails” of the curly fry appearing for her to devour.


Delicious! Most def a place that has a loyal following, would imagine that it’s the dog many Danbury residents grew up with. Great job, JK!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2011 11:15 pm

    Looks yummy. Mrs. HDM would LOVE those fries. What brand of frank are they using?

    • August 15, 2011 3:42 pm

      I think the dogs were Hummel but can’t say for sure

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