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Alameda Business Spotlight: Doggy-Style Hotdogs

Cousins team up to serve new variations on the traditional hotdog.

Owners: Mike Pang and Milton Pang

When did you open? Mike: We had our grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 17. The week before we had a soft opening just for family and friends. We did that because just the family is over a couple hundred people!

What do you serve? Mike: I felt Alameda needed something a little different. So we came up with different styles of hotdogs such as the Dogzilla, which is a bratwurst with teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayo and seaweed. Many of the styles are Asian fusion but we serve traditional hotdogs like chili dogs (which we call the Dirty South). Unlike a lot of hotdog places which steam their hotdogs, we grill our kosher, all-beef hotdogs. There are also seven different types of sausages on the menu.

Milton: We spent countless hours at my house on Bay Farm trying different variations. I love to cook. My sister, who ran a restaurant for over 30 years was a big help, too. We spent a lot of time taste testing to see what flavors blended best with each hotdog.

Are there any special offers at this time? Mike: We have a frequent diner card. If you buy ten hotdogs, you get one free. We also offer a student special. For $4.25 you can get a hotdog and a drink. Check our website and blog for upcoming weekly specials.

How did you pick the name? It’s a little risqué. Mike: It’s a little new, a bit hip. It goes well with the new styles that we’re creating for the hot dog.

Doggy-Style Hotdogs is located at 1234 Park Street. The hours are Monday-Saturday, 11:30-9 p.m. and Sunday, 11-6. Telephone: 510-521-5555.

Shannon Whitley September 27, 2011 at 06:34 PM
The service is good and the hotdogs are tasty (I tried the Dirty South). I think they should review their prices, as I felt that I spent too much for two hotdogs. I'd return if they adjust the pricing.
a94501er September 27, 2011 at 06:49 PM
Dodgy name ...
Joslyn Hidalgo September 27, 2011 at 07:36 PM
I tried Doggy Style last week and thought it was fantastic. Prices were fine to me because these are HUGE, high-quality sausages with tons of toppings: I ordered the Chicago dog and could barely finish it. The Pangs were super friendly and the little shop is looking good. I'm looking forward to trying the more adventurous fusion dogs.
Ed Canalin September 27, 2011 at 07:46 PM
That is truly an unfortunate name...
Angela September 28, 2011 at 01:34 AM
I think the name is edgy and quite fitting for all their doggy "styles". I come here at least 3 times a week. Pricing is just right for the amount you get.
John September 28, 2011 at 05:32 PM
You can think what you want about the name but it's nice to finally have a good hot dog place on the island. I'm here for the delicious dogs and nothing else.
Denise Shelton September 28, 2011 at 06:41 PM
When I heard there was a new business called "Doggy Style" I thought it was a fashion boutique for dogs and didn't care for the name. Now that I know it's a food vendor...double yuck! Pampered Pup will still be here long after these guys close up shop. Their name will get attention but will it get customers? Pretty big gamble in this business climate.
Tom Brody March 05, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Some folks have expressed some concern about the name, alleging that the name is gross or disgusting. But what I see is the start of a trend. I suggest that next door, a shop should open up called, "Missionary Position." Missionary Position would sell orthopedic devices, corsets, and prosthetic limbs, for clergymen. Next to that, we need a shop called, "Hand Job." Hand Job would be a manicure shop. In fact, I suggest that all of the shops on Park Street should have names having double meanings. Moreover, I suggest that the abandoned Naval base on the west end be developed to DOUBLE ENTENDRE-LAND. Double Entendre-Land would have different sections, devoted, e.g., to double entendres from literature, such as those found in Dickens or Shakespeare. Another part of Double Entendre-Land would be devoted to double entendres from commercial advertising, with a different exhibition hall devoted to double entendres in commercial ads from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and so on. Double Entendre-Land would also have a special section with exhibitions and live performances, devoted to double entendres in rap music, and other forms of popular music. Professors of English, rhetoric, philosophy, and linguistics, would bring their families, students, and domestic partners to Double Entendre-Land, and in great excitement would soak of up the displays. That is my plan for the future of Alameda.
joel March 05, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Mr Tom Brody I am sorry you feel that way, I gave a try to the business and it's pretty good , actually very good and friendly , what a novelty ....... As far as the name , it's just that . I have not seen anyone the USGS trying to remove Wyoming's mountain name the Grand Tetons , French speaking peoples have a kick on that one and there are far more descriptive name within what was the French Louisiana , from Canada all the way to New Orleans , not even the Freedom Fries fighter tried it . As far as Hand job there is actually a fairly good manicure in Castro valley ..... And there is a band called missionary position.....they have a few CD's out .

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