Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hot Dog Hot Spot: Moe Dogs

As was during the regular season, this blog will not only keep you apprised of the best ballpark hot dogs, but inform you of the best hot dog hot spots around the nation. Ballpark Hot Dogs’ travels frequently happens upon some of the best dog joints in the land and what better way to keep the taste buds in tune than to down one between games.

This Christmas holiday had your intrepid hot dog explore underway to the mountains of New Mexico. The halfway point between hot dog HQ and the Land of Enchantment is Amarillo, Texas. It is home to a place I had stopped at twice before but had the bad luck of it being on a Sunday when Moe Dogs is closed. Working closely with the NSA, I arranged to pass through Amarillo on a Saturday and cruise down Amarillo’s 6th street, which also happens to be Route 66.

Housed in a former old-time Diamond Shamrock gas station is Moe Dogs, home of the tastiest dogs in the Lone Star state’s northern panhandle. What was once the service station’s garage area is now a portion of the dining room and the grill where Moe serves up an array of meat rockets that will send your palate into orbit. Some of the menu entrees include the: Moe Killer Dog, Sherpa Dog, Thunder Dog, Lightning Dog and other magnificent meals of meat.

I ordered the Moe’s Spicy Tex-Mex dog and was not disappointed. The German sausage, jalapenos, onions and sweet peppers left my tongue smoldering and satisfied. One dog was a complete meal and every customer seemed to have a similar opinion.

Can it get better? You bet. Amarillo hosts an independent league baseball team that plays at the ballpark near the fairgrounds. In summer you can eat at Moe’s and catch some great indie action. Add in that Moe’s sits smack in the middle of Amarillo’s Route 66 kitsch hub and you can make a great getaway of dogs, baseball and Americana. Check out the video below for more on Moe Dogs.

You can’t get gas there anymore, but you can still eat at Moe’s. A highly recommended Hot Dog Hot Spot.

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