HWFW17 - Hank's Haute Dogs & Chef Henry Adaniya

Americans grew up eating hot dogs and Hot-dog.org predicting MLB fans would eat 19 million hot dogs in 2017. (Go Astros! Beat LA!) This Giants fan knows it's common to have at BBQs and tailgating before sporting events. Don't forget the carts of sizzling onions and bacon wrapped hot dogs that are available after events at venues. I've had one for sure.

I had the pleasure of meeting the very friendly Chef Henry Adaniya at the Media Day event at the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival in Lahaina on Saturday morning, October 21st. Hank's Haute Dogs is his establishment now with two locations, one on Maui, one on Oahu. When asked "Who's Hank?" Chef enthusiastically replied "That's me!" He said Hank's Haute Dogs would sound a lot better than Henry's Haute Dogs. What do you think? Regardless of what it's called, I think the products will continue to sell themselves.

Photo from Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival

Yes, you have the Junior hot dog for the kids that can eat hot dogs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then you have their number one seller, the Chicago dog with a genuine Vienna all-beef dog with seven toppings including mustard, onions, tomatoes and pickles. Chef also mentions he has a boar, buffalo and a foie gras hot dog. As recently have traveled to Paris and Santorini, I would love to try the Francois bratwurst with truffle mustard-mayo, sauteed herb mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese and the Greek with grilled lamb sausage, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion...with a side of truffle cheese fries. And don't forget the condiments! View their whole menu online at their website.

Via Instagram

If you are following Chef Henry on Instagram, you'll see that he was recently in my parts of the world, the San Francisco Bay Area. Though from Chicago and now in Hawaii, Chef was inspired for these haute dogs during a visit to Top Dog in Berkeley, California. He closed his restaurant at the time and moved forward with the dogs. As I am unsure when I will move forward with booking another trip to Maui, I will have to visit this Berkeley inspirational institution. Would anyone like to join me?

Keep it up, Chef! Consumption of hot dogs won't be going anywhere.

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