Saturday, August 13, 2011

Joe's Happy Dogs

Joe's Happy Dogs

We've got some really great hot dog vendors in Jacksonville and I feel like I've sampled the dogs at a dozen or more in my travels.  The hot dog guys seem to be right where I need them to be when I am starved for some quick, good food and don't want to have to make an additional stop. 

Joe's Happy Dogs was in the right place at the right time for me this week.  I had just left the library and was in desperate need for a bite to eat before I finished my other errands. 

The I got a Polish Dog that he put into the little grill there on the side.

He told me that he had a popular polish dog that combined sweet and hot mustard and sour kraut.  I thought it sounded good - and it really was.  I ate every bite.

While I was taking the last of my photos, someone else drove up and placed an order with Joe.

It's a pretty neat set up that Joe has found for his cart.  It's a turn out space that goes nowhere right now.  It might someday go to an office complex but for right now it's the Hot Dog Drive Thru.

I love it. 

I talked with Joe for a little bit and he told me that he retired from his full time job and now does this 5 days a week.  Just a few hours a day in the heat of the summer, a bit longer in the cooler weather.  That makes a lot of sense, the Florida heat is oppressive in the summer.  He loves chatting with people and cooking so this was a great part time job for him.  I'm glad because he has a great product and I love the drive thru idea.

Unknown Mami

Hope you enjoyed a Sunday in My City.  For more fun places to visit, please head on over to Unknown Mami and the other SIMCers!

If you are in the Jacksonville, FL are and want to book Joe's Happy Dogs for a special event, send me an email and I'll give you his information.

Have a great day!


Rebecca said...

This is awesome. I love how cheap his dogs are!!

Ann in the UP said...

Yum! Good Guy never met a sausage he didn't love. He'd love Joe!

Anonymous said...

Yum - those hot dogs look delicious. I wish we had a drive through hot dog vendor around here!

Tara R. said...

Now I'm hungry for a hot dog. There's a great little kiosk at an outdoor mall near me. I see a chili, cheese dog in my future.

Laurie Matherne said...

I have been wanting a good chili dog and a bag of Fritos lately. Here in Honduras, the locals like their version of pickled cabbage on hot dogs. Good but not as good as a chili dog.

AudreyO said...

I'm not sure I'd be able to stay away if I lived there. All beef hotdogs are the only kind I'll eat and I just know a street vendor makes them great!

oceangirl said...

nothing like a great fast food drive through. and this one looks like it is faster than mcD.

Keetha Broyles said...

I love his colorful umbrellas.

Unknown Mami said...

I would love to go to Joe's.

BLOGitse said...

Now I'm hungry!
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Debby@Just Breathe said...

How cute is that. He has a great set up! Being on the East coast I know you get some great hot dog places from Chicago and New York.
Right place, right time for you!