It’s the Size of the Fight In The Dog

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Well at nine inches of fun in a bun, this Hot Dog has size and bite. Samson's Gourmet Hotdogs in Oaklawn is about to celebrate its one year anniversary.

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It's gaining a cult following of sorts. Partly through clever marketing like the Weenie Club below. Or their Disco Dog which is often the most photographed thing in the restaurant.

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But mostly through word of mouth from satisfied patrons of their gourmet wiener.

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Owner and chef Troy Gardner knows about making good food. He ran the popular Exposition Park cafe years ago, but wanted to have a little more freedom to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Troy explains, " I had a brilliant idea, I said my next restaurant I`m going to make it where we make everything from scratch but I don`t have to be there all day every day. "

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And so Troy decided to simplify his menu. But Samson's Hot Dogs are anything but simple.

With Vegan offerings such as the Veginator, (pronounced with an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent) a Veggie Dog, Vegan Chili, Quinoa & Lentil Salad, Fresh Onions, Vegan Cheese & Smoked Pickled Jalepenos.

Or a meaty treat with the Smokers Delight. A smoked brat, married with smoked chipotle beef chili, smoked paprika hummas, guacamole, cheddar and smoked chipotle sauce.

Samson's takes the hotdog to a different level. So you might be wondering how they got their name. Well owner Troy Gardner locks of hair was the inspiration, when they were looking for a strong sounding name. They have a food truck which can be seen around town at various events. Check their facebook to find out where.

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