Wining & Dining
All About Those Dogs!
7/1/2020 1:00:00 PM
Hot Dogs

July is National Hot Dog Month and it's time to celebrate! 

Visit these Lake Charles establishments that specialize in making the best hot dogs you can imagine.


You'll find Botsky's in the heart of Downtown Lake Charles at 104 Pujo St. near the Charlestown Hotel. They've been serving a variety of premium hot dogs since 2013 and offer over 35 different toppings to choose from. Imagine the possibilities! Their Chili MacDaddy Dog topped with a crisp piece of bacon is a hometown favorite. Outdoor and indoor seating as well as curbside pickup available. 


Lake Area Runners meet at Botsky's on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Member Josh Fontenot describes Botsky's as a gourmet hot dog place with a down to earth atmosphere. "I have tried several menu items at Botsky's but my favorite is the ‘Duck Norris," he says. "The combination is both sweet and salty but it makes it great!" 


Have you heard of "The Hot Dawg Lady"? Kristi Woolridge, owner of Weenie Dawgz Food Truck, has been in the hot dog business since 2011. It all started with her hot dog cart. She waited outside popular hangouts such as Cowboys, OB's, or On the Rocks and filled hungry stomachs and told funny jokes while serving her popular hot dogs. Woolridge has branched out with her business to several locations over the years and keeps getting better. Currently, Weenie Dawgz has gone mobile with a food truck. You can find Woolridge at 1210 3rd Street, Lake Charles, next to Freshko Food Service Inc. "I love making food that makes people happy," she says. "I love my customers, and I love the amount of support they have given me for years and are still loyal. I love making comfort carnival type food as well as new twists on old classics like the Monte Cristo and Cuban." Follow "Weenie Dawgz Food Truck" on Facebook to stay updated on hours and days. 


Get your friends and kids together and support our local hot dog businesses during the month of July for National Hot Dog Month. Social distancing is still encouraged but these business owners make it possible for you to dine out if that is your wish.

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