Austin: Another Dog Almighty review

Pfluger Dog

Continuing the high calorie theme, I finally went to Dog Almighty. It’s a little out of my way, as it’s way down South Lamar, practically next door to the Broken Spoke, but I’d been hankering for a visit to Half Price Books, and there happens to be one in the same shopping center, so I decided to make that my Saturday morning itinerary (yep – you can’t say I’m not goal-oriented).

I got some fantastic titles at Half Price, including the first volume of Emma Goldman’s autobiography for $6.00 and a pocket-sized, full color field guide to Texas birds. Yee haw!

Then I wandered over to Dog Almighty. I was not disappointed. They have an impressive menu (and anything on it can be veganized!), and I plan to try their award winning vegetarian chili soon, but I couldn’t resist the Pfluger Dog. For those of you not from Texas: Pflugerville is a small town northeast of Austin, named after some German pioneer dude. It’s pronounced, “FLOO-gur-vil.” And you’ll occasionally see cars around here with those oval, European stickers (like the famous “GB” sticker) with the letters “Pf,” which I personally find charming. Anyway, the vegan Pfluger Dog comes with sauerkraut, mustard, and onions, on a vegan bun. I threw in a side of fries and a fountain Dr Pepper and settled in to read the Chronicle. The staff were helpful, the place was clean and comfy, and I liked the corrugated metal walls – it’s like being in a barbecue joint, but without the suicide food decor. So I felt pretty at home.

Not only was the dog warm, heaped with toppings, and delicious, but the fries were near perfect: slightly browned, crispy, and piping hot. I doused ’em in Cholula and dug in. I will definitely be back. In fact, I’ll probably take my parents there as a dinner compromise next time they come visit.

Dog 2

Also: $2 beer. All day, every day.

Dog Almighty
3005 South Lamar
Austin, Texas

Monday – Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Cross posted from stellatex.

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