So Long Luscher's

Nationally recognized hot dog joint quits Deep Ellum

Nationally recognized hot dog joint quits Deep Ellum

Francheezie at Luscher's Red Hots
Luscher's Red Hots is closing. Luscher's Red Hots/Facebook

There's one less hot dog in Deep Ellum as of December 14. Luscher's Red Hots, the hot dog joint from Dallas chef Brian Luscher, will serve its last meal on December 13, after two years in business.

"Everyone is invited to come bid Luscher's adieu with a final Uncle Herky and a beer," Luscher says in a release. "I am so proud of all we accomplished with Luscher's. The food and our team are on point and we are truly honored for all of the accolades and attention garnered during our two year run. We gave it everything we've got."

Luscher's served the chef's house-made sausages and meats, plus burgers, onion rings, peppery baked beans, and an oniony coleslaw. In 2015, it was a contender for Bon Appetit's best new restaurants in America.

The hot dog stand did not lack for a good location, on a prominent corner on Commerce Street, a few blocks from Cane Rosso and next-door to Amsterdam Falafelshop, the trendy falafel spot from Washington, D.C., that opened in May.

Luscher's is not the only hot dog restaurant to go down: Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs in Lakewood closed in October, following the retirement of the chain's founder.

According to the release, Luscher will continue to focus and grow his sausage company Post Oak Red Hots LLC., which provides sausages to area restaurants and retail locations, as well as oversee operations at The Grape on Greenville Avenue, which he co-owns with wife Courtney.