Over a year ago, Sarah and I were randombly watching a Food Network show on the history of the Hot Dog. They went all over the US finding great places to get the best dogs, etc. We ended up so hungry for a hot dog at the end, we went out and bought some.
On the show, they highlighted a little restaurant in Hawaii known as the “Puka Dog”. This place only used the best quality polish sausages. They had fresh baked hot dog rolls that were unique. Instead of simply laying the dog on the bun, like most places…they have one long roll, with a hole in one end (“Puka” means “hole” in Hawaiian). They toast the INSIDE of these rolls, and fill them with the perfect amount of your favorite sauce. They have the traditional mustards and ketchups, but also have a big selection of Island-influenced combinations. Things with pineapple, and mango, and coconut, etc. You can check out their menu here.
Anyway, Sarah and I said….man, if we ever go to Hawaii, we have GOT to try and eat there.
Last September, the world (or at least a few people) watched as I kicked butt on Wheel of Fortune, which included a 6 day vacation to Kauai. We’ll finally be going on this trip soon!!!
The resort we’ll be staying at is like 5 minutes from the PUKA DOG!!!!!
Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to eating there. Maybe daily. Gotta try each sauce, right? And I’m sure it’s one of the most cost-efficient places to grab a meal!!!
ps. I know the Wings lost last night. A very close game, that they dominated most of. But I was kinda hoping we’d lose one game in Pittsburgh. It would’ve stunk to win the cup on Saturday IN Pittsburgh. Being awarded the Stanley Cup in Detroit on Monday will be much more rewarding/exciting. Now all we gotta do is win…. 🙂