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Hot dogs, chips and a brew at Good Dog Houston. Courtesy photo.
Sad news for Montrose hot dog enthusiasts: after five years, Good Dog Houston is closing its Montrose location at 1312 West Alabama on Sunday, November 22. However, the Heights location at 903 Studewood continues to serve favorites such as the Ol’ Zapata with bacon, caramelized onions and jalapeño relish, as well a curated selection of Texas craft beers. In addition, the Heights location is soon adding brunch and extended hours.
Founded as a food truck by chef Amalia Pferd and Danny Caballero in 2011, their Texas-made franks, produced to their specifications (85% beef and 15% pork), and housemade condiments quickly became popular. In 2013, they opened their first brick-and-mortar location in a Heights bungalow. That year, the Houston Chronicle’s Alison Cook named it one of the best new restaurants of 2013. Since then, Good Dog has made regular appearances on Cook’s annual Top 100 Houston Restaurants list.
The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the temporary bans on indoor dining (which are now lifted), as well as ongoing capacity restrictions has made it difficult for most area restaurants. Starting in March, Good Dog adapted to the crisis by added grocery items. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to …
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