Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Urban Eats @ Fancy Franks, Toronto

Last week, Fancy Franks celebrated their one year anniversary with a big blowout bash! This place has been on my “must visit” list ever since it opened a year ago and I was super excited to finally attend. The combination of hot dogs, donuts and cocktails couldn’t get any better. 

This gourmet hot dog joint is located on College Street smack-dab between Bathurst and Spadina. Their outdoor wall is decked out with a painting of an ever-so-fitting “wiener” dog. The food could not get to the table fast enough. Eager bloggers, journalists and photographers practically trampled the waiter straight out of the kitchen to snap a photo, for good reason though! Three of the fresh, all beef hot dogs from their menu were being featured that evening.  

First up was the Seattle Frank topped with grilled onions, jalapenos, fries, mustard, and a cream cheese slathered bun.  The cream cheese added a nice creamy surprise, and paired well with the mild spice of the jalapenos.  

The FFGHD TX came next, consisting of Cajun spiced grilled onions, BBQ Sauce, cheddar cheese and chipotle mayo. The Cajun spice on the onions were a pleasant surprise, combining well with the other ingredients. The hot dog was incredibly rich, so I was glad to have shared this one. 

The last variety of hot dog, and my favourite of the night was The Fancy Britt. A mashed potato topped dog, with smashed peas, cheddar cheese and gravy can sound quite revolting, but it was truly indescribable. I loved how you got fluffy mashed potatoes in every bite, even if it was a bit messy. I guess you can say this hot dog was just like eating poutine, with peas on top. This was super unique, but also delicious.

To pair with the hot dogs was an Eggs ‘N Bacon Poutine, which was composed of fries, topped with bacon and an egg. These were a huge hit and a fun play on an old classic.

Don’t forget to try their donuts! Plates and plates of hot mini fried goodness drizzled with Nutella and crushed biscotti continuously graced the table. My sweet tooth got so excited at the sight of these. I lost count of how many I indulged in. I will definitely be back to try the rest of the gourmet hot dogs on their menu! 

--- Shelby Morrison

To learn more, visit Fancy Franks online.

Fancy Franks
326 College Street - Toronto
(416) 920-3647

1 comment:

  1. WHAT! THERE IS NOT AN EGGS N BACON POUTINE SO CLOSE TO MY HOUSE! This is so dangerous, it's horrific. Great write-up by the way. I always see this place when I bike home and have been wondering if it's worth a visit. You've totally sold me!