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Just One Dish Tries To Pick Just One Dog

Where: 2291 S Fort Apache Rd [map], 89117
August 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM | by | ()

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or stay away. We present you with Just One Dish.

In this case, Just One Dish just isn't enough, but we'll try to stay within the constraints we've set upon ourselves. Having tried just about every item on the menu from today's featured restaurant, we struggled to choose just one. If this one isn't to your liking, another is right around the corner (of the menu).

Buldogi's Gourmet Hot Dogs isn't on The Strip. Or, even just off the Strip. It's located in Summerlin a few blocks from Red Rock Casino. Hot dogs in Summerlin? Hang with us. We wouldn't necessarily walk across The Strip for a dog so is this one worth the 20-30 minute drive? That's ultimately your choice (yes) but it's definitely worth a stop for anyone in the area.

Buldogi's is, number one, a damn good dog but not just any dog. The menu includes almost ten classic style dogs and a half dozen Koren fusion-style dogs all made with 100% pure premium beef dogs, chef-prepared gourmet toppings and fresh buns.

The dog barking for your dining attention up top is the Banh Mi Dog: pork belly, banh mi slaw, fresh herb, and sriracha mayo. We aren't sure what half those ingredients are but anyone that likes an adventurous wiener with a mouthful of flavor is going to enjoy this or any others on the menu ranging from sweet to spicy. Or, super spicy in the case of the special Dragon Dog.

All gourmet dogs are $4.95-$5.95 and cooked to order. The restaurant's white board lists non-menu items such as the Dragon Dog, fried pickles and similarly fashioned fusion-style burgers. We suggest sticking to dogs over burgers but adding a (huge) side of Euro Special Fries (pork belly bacon, fresh herb, cheddar cheese, garlic mayo and, of course, fries for $4.75). Top those fries with a fried egg for .95 cents -- you drove all that way so why not?

Yelpers have left 4.5 stars and more than 200 pictures so don't just take our word for it. Buldogi's is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays to 10 p.m., and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Call 702.570.7560 for more info.

Rather swing by when convenient, would it be crazy to suggest stopping at Red Rock Canyon because you were already in the area for a dog? We'd like to think not. A second Buldogi's is open inside MVP Sports Lounge at 6120 West Tropicana Avenue, or about ten minutes from Mandalay Bay, but our reviews are based on the Summerlin locale.

Update: the MVP Sports location has since closed.

[Photo: Yelp]

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