Going to the Hot Dogs

Mutts Cantina set to open in Uptown with hot dogs and dog park

Mutts Cantina set to open in Uptown with hot dogs and dog park

Mutt's Cantina in Dallas
Mutt's will serve only the finest hot dogs, hamburgers and crinkle-cut French fries. Photo courtesy of Mutt's Cantina
Mutt's Cantina in Dallas
Mutt's ownership team includes the owners of Bowl & Barrel, but not the dogs. Photo courtesy of Mutt's
Mutt's Cantina in Dallas
Mutt's Cantina in Dallas

Uptown Dallas gets another hot, happening, groovy spot on June 19 when Mutts, a restaurant-bar with adjacent dog park, opens across from West Village. Mutts takes over the former Hank Haney Golf Course space.

Mutts will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, al fresco only, à la Katy Trail Ice House. You can also let your dog loose at the park, but only if you pay a fee — either a $9.95 monthly membership or a $4.95 one-day pass.

 Even if they didn't pick up the poo, you're doing your dog a favor by paying the fee. Would he really want to be a member of a park where they let just any dog join?

What that fee gets you: onsite attendants who'll pick up your dog's poo. But even if they didn't, you're doing your dog a favor. Would he really want to be a member of a park where they let just any dog join?

Mutts comes from Free Range Concepts' Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan, who've done so well with Bowl & Barrel and Sunset Lounge. For Mutts, they have partnered with Jeremy Frazer.

The menu sounds divine: burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer and wine for dinner, and breakfast tacos, yogurt parfait and doughnuts for breakfast.

Lest you think this just sounds like a bunch of crappy junk food, know this: The beef will be "naturally raised" and "grass-fed," with no added hormones or antibiotics, from Harris Farms. Hot dogs will be Nathan's Famous beef. Henry's Ice Cream will provide the frozen custard, and the doughnuts are from Hypnotic Donuts. Henry's + Hypnotic should tell you everything you need to know.

The sustainability overtures are notable: The draft beer will come from Dallas-based breweries. Non-draft beers will be served in recyclable aluminum cans. Disposables — cups, flatware — will be biodegradable plant products, and the building is energy efficient.

Mutts Cantina will be open daily from 7 am–11 pm.