Georgetown Park is hosting a gourmet hot dog truck during the weekends this fall.Swizzler, the gourmet hot dog truck which bills itself as “Old dog, new tricks,” will be located off-street in Georgetown on Saturdays and Sundays this fall, at a loading dock between H&M and T.J. Maxx. The company is centered around the redemption of America’s greatest culinary tradition: the hotdog. Founded by three Wake Forest University graduates, the Swizzler Food Truck first arrived in the D.C. area two years ago and has since made appearances all over the DMV.Swizzler's menu includes a "Leonardo Dog Vinci" (with pesto, mozzarella, and balsamic glaze) and the "Buffalo Soldier" (with blue cheese slaw and fried onion strings). In keeping with their motto “Adventure, Innovation, Responsibility,” the Swizzler's signature spiral cut increases the surface area of the frank by 350 percent, forming grooves to better absorb marinade and hold the special international sauces. In addition, the Swizzler team is continuously developing new flavoring.
[caption id="attachment_3661" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Swizzler's signature spiral cut hot dogs.[/caption] “With the end of summer sales and back-to-school shopping, Georgetown is bustling with people,” said Michael Phillips, president of Georgetown Park owner Jamestown LP. “These food trucks provide an additional and simple dining option for hungry Georgetown visitors. While there are numerous restaurants in the neighborhood, we wanted to offer shoppers an on-the-go alternative,” he said.
We took an American staple and gave it a twist. Literally. But our signature spiral cut isn’t our only trick. We replaced mystery meat with 100 percent grass-fed beef, dirty water for open flame grilling, and gave traditional toppings a much-needed makeover. Frankly, we saw in the hotdog what Dr. Dre saw in Eminem: potential," the company's website states.
We want eating a Swizzler to be an adventure — friendly and foreign,” says Jack Zimmermann, one of the three founders of Swizzler. “We plan to bring tastes from around the world to local communities in D.C.”Now that adventure has moved to Georgetown.Have you ever had a Swizzler hot dog? What's your favorite menu item? Tell us in the comments below!