At Red Hot, the dozen or so hot dogs on the menu are made from high-quality American-style Wagyu (Kobe) beef from Snake River Farms in Idaho.
For the traditionalist, there are the Coney Island topped with house-made chili, onions and cheddar ($5.25) and the Chicago Dog with pickles, peppers, mustard, relish and tomato ($5.95).
But don't skip over the unique offerings such as the Hawaii Five-O, a bacon-wrapped dog topped with pineapple salsa and drizzled with teriyaki and mayonnaise ($5.50); the Reuben, topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss and thousand island dressing ($5.95); and the banh mi dog, topped with cilantro, jalapeños, pickled vegetables and chipotle aioli ($5.75).
"They're the sushi of hot dogs," explained Liong.
This gourmet shop next door to Lamb's Grill serves hot dogs made from American Kobe beef as well as banh mi sandwiches, fresh-squeezed lemonade in four flavors and sides.
Where • 165 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-532-2499.
Prices • Hot dogs range from $4.95 to $6.50.
Open • Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details • redhot-dog.com