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408 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Nathan Beck is a hot dog aficionado. Each year the father of five young girls would embark on a State Fair sojourn in search of his most beloved fair food item, the foot-long hot dog. He proudly declares that one year he ate eight. That's a lot of meat. An idea began to percolate: Why not open a hot dog cart? Rather than the usual "dirty water" dog, his would be stocked with the best hot dogs around and topped with condiments he would make himself. Soon that dream became reality, and now he's even peddling his own brand of mustard. The honey mustard is so wonderfully balanced that it's easily savored by everyone from toddlers to oldsters. He often also spikes his mustards with local microbrews, adding extra punchy flavor. From his homemade kraut to caramelized onions to even a begrudgingly shared ketchup (another item occasionally spiked with Minnesota wine), it's all divine, and there is no wrong way to top your dog, although the dapper Beck might tease you a little about a ketchup request. What it all comes down to is the dog. Made with Pastures a' Plenty pork, it has a snappy casing filled with richly flavored meat. Nathan Beck is living every dog lover's dream.
Source: City Pages
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