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Hot Dogs for Dessert at Snacks! in Ballard, Seattle

When CakeSpy buddy Megan tipped us off about Snacks!, a new bodega in Ballard opened by Dante (of Dante's Inferno hot dog cart fame), we knew we had to hit it up. But why would Cake Gumshoes want to check out a bodega in an alley behind a bar, you ask?


Three words: Sweet. Hot. Dogs. 

No, seriously. Per myballard.com, Dante has "created a 'Chilly Dog' that is a hot dog bun with soft serve ice cream, his idea of an ice cream sandwich (served with a spork.)" OK, so there's not an actual hot dog in it. But still, it's a fun idea...sort of like a choco taco, but with a hot dog bun instead of a chocolate tortilla.
Naturally, we had to head over immediately upon hearing Megan's suggestion. Unfortunately they'd already closed for the night, but they were kind enough to invite us in for a look and even gave us some soft-serve ice cream, which they have in vanilla, chocolate and a combo swirl--sure, it was no Chilly dog, but it sure was delicious.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Snacks! Can't wait to try more of your sweet offerings.
For more information, read the entry on myballard.com.


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Reader Comments (5)

Oh I was half expecting reverse food, you know, desserts that look like mains and mains that look like dessert?

June 16 | Unregistered Commenterpixelhazard

I think they stole the idea from Krispy Kreme. They have this thing called a Kool Dog (Krispy Kreme in Tacoma area off I-5 only), it's your coice of either a maple or chocolate raised bar, cut lengthwise like a hot dog bun, then they lay a log of soft serve down the middle, and I must confess the soft serve is some of the best I've ever had, must me made with whole creme, very rich treat but worth the stomach ache.

June 16 | Unregistered CommenterNickolas

Pixelhazard: another one of my passions. You might like this post then: http://www.cakespy.com/2008/07/happy-and-sweet-have-best-4th-of-july.html

Nickolas: Ooh, trashy dessert scandal!! Is a taste-off in order?? ;-) Hope we'll see you (very) soon!

June 16 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Snacks! is such a cute name and I love the idea of a high-end 7-11. Not sure about ice cream in a hot dog bun though.

June 18 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

THat sounds interesting! I think it's a cute and unique idea and probably works pretty well for marketing purposed.. It draws people in. What will they think of next?

March 7 | Unregistered CommenterAcid Cigars
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