Life $100 hot dog dragon dog

Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Would You Spend $100 on a Hot Dog?

$100 hot dog dragon dog

As the recession wears on and drags every formerly luxury-appreciative bit of excitement right out of us, things that were formerly considered a bit low-rent are getting polished up and primped with fancy makeovers in response to consumer interest in the accessible.

Food trucks are emerging as a notable alternative to restaurants in big cities, amassing a following like the hip eateries of yore. Cupcakes remain popular, semi-fancy and generally cheaper than a whole cake. And restaurants have done a swift trade in revamping cheapie classics to be a bit more luxurious than their regular offerings, but still cheaper than a fully-posh alternative.

Case in point, the DougieDog Hot Dogs’ Dragon Dog. At $100, this is not a Grey’s Papaya experience. But the Canadian weenie-slinger has put a bit more care and ingredient selection into the Dragon Dog, billed as the world’s most expensive hot dog and unseating a $69 hot dog currently on the menu at New York City’s Serendipity. And while flush diners of the early 00’s might have opted for a $500 steak dinner, this $100 hot dog features Kobe beef, lobster, and $2,000-a-bottle Louis XIII cognac, as well as truffle oil.

The owner of DougieDog, who a press release identifies as dougie luv (no caps) explained his motivation in inventing the high-priced hot dog:

“In designing this hot dog I wanted to come up with something super tasty and high-end that stays true to the traditional identity of the hot dog- a hot dog that any hot dog lover would enjoy.”

Still, dude, it’s a hot dog. And everyone knows you need to eat at least two of those or you get hungry in like an hour. Would you drop $100 on a hot dog, even if it does have lobster and fancy cognac?



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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