I love hot dogs! I am not kidding hot dogs are delicious, especially when they are topped with out of the box ingredients. Recently a DogHaus opened up here in Menifee, apparently they are a chain, but I had never heard of them before.
Dog Haus is Southern California's craft casual hot dog concept founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener with a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community.
The first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena in 2010 offering signature 100% all-beef skinless Haus Dogs, Haus Sausages and 100% natural Black Angus beef burgers on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 40+ quality toppings.
They also seem to be opening up more locations all around the southwest. I was excited to try this place after seeing pictures posted all over Facebook of their hot dogs, so Chris and I popped in for lunch in the middle of the week. The Menifee location is small with limited seating. They have a couple of stand alone tables, bar seating and also a couple of communal high top benches. Their menu is posted on the wall and if it's your first time here it can be a little overwhelming. They have several curated hot dogs, sausages and burgers but you can also build your own from a variety of toppings, and sauces. It was hard to decide whether to go with one of their menu items or create something of my own. After much deliberation I decided to go with their Sooo Cali. Wild arugula, spicy basil aioli, crispy onions, avocado and tomato, all on top of a beef frank. Chris chose the Cowboy. Smoked bacon, white American cheese, crispy onions and BBQ sauce, also on top of a beef frank. Chris also ordered some tater tots, which also can be topped with your choice of cheese, chili and/or one of their signature sauces. They have several craft beers available as well as milk shakes but we opted for fountain drinks.
I believe that hot dogs should be eaten with your hands so I am always annoyed when places pile on the toppings so much that you can't even pick up your hot dog without it falling apart. I mean seriously, who wants to eat a hot dog with a knife and fork? I was surprised that although these hot dogs were loaded with toppings I could still pick it up and eat it as hot dogs should be eaten. The bun which is made with 3 King's Hawaiian Rolls, is toasted but still soft. I noticed that the cheese in Chris' hot dog was not melted. I think I would have preferred it to be melted but he did say it was good that way. My dog was sooo good. It was really fresh tasting but I missed the spiciness in the so called "spicy basil aioli". Even though these hot dogs are loaded, they felt like they were a little small, I could have seriously eaten two of these guys. Then again, I might have just been really hungry that day. The tater tots were crispy but we not at all salted. They did however provide salt packets. We will definitely be going back because I would like to try some of their other hot dog creations, as well as their sausages, and their burgers, oh and maybe one of their milk shakes.
30080 Haun Rd.
Menifee, CA 92584