Tubby Dog1022 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5
A 17th Avenue Southwest hot dog joint so good they made a movie about it, Tubby Dog is open from 11:30 am on, but happens to be a late-night dining institution. Featuring as much flavour as it does personality, this contemporary diner’s dogs feature odd toppings like Captain Crunch, wasabi and crushed potato chips. Check the eatery’s events calendar for live music performances.
This favourite 17th Avenue hot dog shop is famous for hosting all ages weekend rock shows featuring local bands. Feast your eyes on the kitschy diner décor, bring your earplugs and don’t forget your change purse because you will surely want to play one (or all) of the vintage arcade games that line the walls. After you’ve worked up an appetite rocking out, order an A-Bomb (cheese, bacon, mayo, mustard, ketchup, and potato chips), or go all out and order Sherm’s ultimate Gripper – a dog, wrapped in bacon, then deep fried. It’s so wrong, but so right.
A hotdog diner and live indie-music venue of national renown, Tubby Dog has been featured on Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here!. Order a creatively indulgent dog such as the PBJ, topped with peanut butter, jelly and Cap’n Crunch cereal; the Sumo, with its Japanese mayo, seaweed, pickled ginger and wasabi; or a more traditional Slaw Dog generously piled with coleslaw, chili and mustard. Partner with chips, onion rings or yam fries. Burgers are likewise a bargain on Wednesdays and Tuesdays are all about excellent yet economical tacos.