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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why Did I Drive to Joplin, Missouri for a Hot Dog?

Instant Karma Gourmet Hotdogs on Historic Route 66 in downtown Joplin, MO.

7:30 pm.

Chose a fabulous Austrian beer out of the iced beer tub. Salzburger Stiegl Radler, beer with grapefruit soda. It's my new fave.

Selected the 1/2 Wedge Salad with blue cheese, bacon, and tomato. The dressing was right. They hook you up on the blue cheese crumbles.

The main course: Andy's Secular. An angus beef hot dog, a bit crispy, with cream cheese on the bun and green onions on top. Brilliant!

My husband had the Angry Redneck. It is a bacon-wrapped hot dog with chili, blue cheese slaw, and jalapeƱos. He only allowed me one bite. I hated him for that. Fire.

The silverware was rolled in fabulous cloth napkins. Comforting.

Typical chalkboard menu, eclectic art on walls, art books on shelves. Namely, books on Jackson Pollack and Joseph Albers, which warms my soul.

Nirvana and Run DMC playing in background made me laugh.

The only sad thing was they didn't have a desert choice, but would have rather had the Angry Redneck fries instead if they weren't closing at 8 pm.

Kid-friendly with clean high chairs. Vegetarian and Vegan options available, of course. Very reasonably priced.

Will return.


  1. what a great review!

  2. Actually, we do have a dessert option. We have homemade, handmade pies. Thanks for coming in!!