Previous Man v. Food locations I’ve been to:
- Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas, Nevada
- The NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida
- Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia
- The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado
- The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver, Colorado
- The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
So during my visits to Dinosaur World a couple of weeks ago, Shannon and I decided to grab dinner at another Man v. Food location since Sarasota was right down the road. I’ve lived in Florida for a solid couple of decades, but this was my first time to that part of the state. I have to say – now I see what all the fuss is about. Sarasota was gorgeous.
The location for the evening’s fun with food: The Old Salty Dog.
On the episode of Man v. Food, Adam Richman ate something that (by description) invokes both hunger and chest pains by thinking about it: a fried hot dog.
Thanks to the fame of appearing on Man v. Food, the restaurant now includes the fried hot dog as it appeared on the episode:
I ordered the dog – minus the grilled mushrooms. (Read: NOT a fan of mushrooms.) Deep fried + hot dog + cheese + bacon + onions + sauerkraut =
Does that look good to you? If not, then you wouldn’t like it. If it looks like something you’d like to try and eat… THEN KNOW IT WAS AWESOME. The fried coating on the hot dog gave it a really substantial change to the normal hot dog consistency and taste. Slightly crunchy outside around juicy meaty goodness. Slap on all the fat fatty cheese and bacon and junk food heaven.
The food was great; the location was even better. The Old Salty Dog has that classic Florida feeling as a waterfront establishment without the high prices. It’s the kind of place that you could kill hours of time by sitting there with some friends, looking at the water and enjoying a couple of beers.
It’s cool in a laid back sort of way.
…and yes, I finished the entire hot dog.