It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a class at the BCIT Downtown Campus. So much has changed, starting with the food scene!
I remember the days when the only option for fast food was the dollar pizza place around the corner. That has been replaced by an Asian eatery and an East Indian joint.
On the same block, a new A&W has opened up as well as a Tim Horton’s. These are good choices if you’re looking for some fast eats, but what if you’re in the mood for something a bit different?
Well, if you cross the street and you venture inside the Hudson building in Granville Station, you’ll find Dinky Dawgs.
The store alone is worth the trip – they have vintage arcade games and a HUGE Millennium Falcon replica hanging up from the celling. The joint gets uber brownie points for coolness.
The owners of Dinky Dawgs take their jobs seriously. These are not your average hotdogs. These dogs are created from free range, zero hormones, farm raised, organic grass fed animals in the Fraser Valley. The meat is sent to a certified organic butcher in North Van, where they season the meats with a blend of herbs and spices.
The menu is very creative. We ordered from the 5 for $5 menu, starting with the Turkey Dinner Dawg – This is basically Thanksgiving dinner on a hotdog.
This turkey dog is topped with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Sounds good, right? It was.
Another good dog (or Dwag) to try, is the mac n’ cheese dawg. This smoky is topped with cheesy, slow cooked mac and cheese. Hot dogs and mac n’ cheese is a match made in heaven.
Dinky Dawgs also has fantastic milkshakes. Follow them on Twitter: @DinkyDawgs