VANCOUVER — Take one Canadian comic and filmmaker, one 1988 Dodge Caravan, 65 restos and countless hotdog connoisseurs and celebs, and you get one documentary and one new restaurant with more than 20 different dog varieties.
Dougieluv has opened Granville Street’s Dougiedog – The Modern Dog resto after cross-country research to recreate the popular comfort food. Offering fresh, all-natural wieners made with hormone-free, grain-fed meat raised and processed in the Fraser Valley, menu items include the Crif Dog with deep-fried bacon, pineapple and green onions and the Dave Grohl Special with a whisky infusion, coleslaw and hot peppers. Dougieluv has also instituted root beer pairings, with more than 10 varieties of the frothy fizz to compliment each variety of meat and selection of sides.
In the spring, hot on the heels of the restaurant opening, Dougieluv will also debut Dougiedog: The Documentary, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at his research trip to find America’s favourite comfort dog in the midst of the latest recession.
For more information on the eatery — which is open daily from 11am to 4am — click here.