Starting tomorrow, June 1, James Coney Island is upgrading its signature line of dogs.
For a six-month period, the ninety-year-old Houston fast-food establishment will feature a six-part series called the “Houston Chefs and Show Dogs,” which features gourmet, refined hot dogs from chefs around the Houston area.
The first dog in the series, the Huntin’ Dog ($6.29), comes from Haven chef and co-owner Randy Evans. The Huntin’ Dog features all-Angus beef, a jalapeno-cheese bun, Haven’s Texas wild boar Chile, chopped onion, fresh cilantro, and pickled jalapeno. The dog will be featured in the Houston restaurant’s 21 city-wide locations from June 1–30.
“When James Coney Island asked me to be a part of the promotion to celebrate their ninetieth anniversary, I immediately said yes. As a native Houstonian, I grew up eating there . . . [and] being a part of this promotion brings back great childhood memories. I created the Huntin’ Dog to combine what I loved to order as a kid but in an updated way,” Evans told Texas Monthly.
Other chefs participating in the series include Monica Pope of Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s, Manabu Horiuchi of Kata Robata, Matt Marcus of Eatsie Boys, and John Sheeley of Mockingbird Bistro. To honor the chefs participating in the series, James Coney Island will donate a $1,000 to six charities chosen by each of the participating chefs.