I have always been a fan of sports bars. It may be the fact that I spent so much time in them as a kid watching Cardinals games with my parents, or just that they are loud and rambunctious and people are typically happy (depending on the score), but I love sports bars. It was for this reason that I was so excited to go to this week’s Let’s Be Frank restaurant.
Walking into BK Tacos and Hot dogs, diners are greeted by a friendly hostess, beaming television lights and a smell of delicious carne asada drifting through the air.
One of the most alluring things about BK’s has to be just how many different types of food one can order. Every hot dog lover knows that not everyone craves hot dogs to the same extent as them. This makes BK the perfect place to take the hot dog haters. Not only is their iconic carne asada present on the menu, but there are hamburgers, steaks, a happy hour drink list that is sure to get the party started and, most importantly, hot dogs.
BK’s keeps it simple as far as hot dogs are concerned. If you’re eating a hot dog at BK’s, you’re eating a Sonoran Dog. The Sonoran Dog is a hot dog wrapped in bacon that is then topped with beans, tomato, onion, and mustard. Basically a cluster of ingredients that ultimately come together to create a symphony.
Accompanying my hot dog was a dreaded sight: a hot spicy pepper. For new viewers and readers of Let’s Be Frank, it should be known that I am incredibly sensitive to spicy foods, meaning that when I eat something hot, my mouth burns for quite a long time. Regardless, I still eat the pepper because I believe that you, the viewer, deserves to see the total experience.
This pepper was the same as every other pepper I have eaten with a Sonoran Dog. My teeth puncturing the skin led to a burst of fiery juices that flooded into my mouth and left me gulping two cups of water. After drowning the burn with three cups of water, I was finally ready to review this hot dog.
THE FRANK RATING
Here at Let’s Be Frank, I judge hot dogs on three things: service, presentation, and taste.
For service, BK’s gets a 10 out of 10. The waitress did an excellent job on checking up on our table and always making sure drinks were full and food was being enjoyed. All of the staff was friendly and the food came out extremely quick.
For presentation, I give BK’s a 7 out of 10. While the hot dog did look yummy and I was excited to eat it, there was nothing that necessarily took it above and beyond.
For our most important category, taste, I give BK’s a 7 out of 10. This hot dog was tasty, however, there was not anything that made it better than average. The toppings tasted fresh and had their typical delicious flavor. The meat had a quality taste, but I was left wanting something more once I finished.
Be sure to check out BK’s Taco and Hot Dogs next time there is a sporting event going on or there is a need for a perfect happy hour!