Where: Five Guys, the Streets at Southpoint, Durham, NC
What: a bacon cheese dog
Who: with shep., who was eating Chinese
Why: Five Guys is more famous for their burgers and fries than their hot dogs, but I’m a huge believer in their dogs. They split ’em in half and grill them with both halves face down on the grill, and then top them off with super crispy bacon and cheese. Pricier than most fast food, but also more delicious. I eat these all the time, so this doesn’t count toward my eat-a-hot-dog-in-every-state (North Carolina will be logged somewhere more special), but Five Guys bacon cheese hot dogs: highly recommended if you like, as shep. calls it, meat on your meat.
Grade: A-. For a fast food hot dog, it’s one of if not the best.