En route to our favorite 24/7 coffee shop, The Pipeline popped by late last night, and, suddenly homesick for family in Seattle, purchased ‘The Seattle Dog.’
As our ‘food photography’ leaves a lot to be desired, we’ll just say that the dog was quite filling, and topped with grilled onion, herbed cream cheese and sriracha (spicy) sauce. Accompanied by a small order of fries and coke, the total damage was around $7 including tax. Both standard and chipotle-flavored ketchup options were available. We chose both. Some neighbors sitting behind us were enjoying banana milkshakes. Check out the rest of the menu here.
Daddy Cool’s co-owner Joe Hathaway (who also owns Innjoy, along with his cousin Rich Kewitz) sat down and joined us for a few minutes. He reported that the hot dogs come by way of a small distributor, are all beef and uncased, aka ‘skin-less’.
For those hoping for a quick bite, be forewarned that despite the glowing sign advertising ‘fancy fast food,’ all of the food is made-to-order, so a typical order can take 5-10 minutes to prepare, or up to 20 minutes if there’s a line. “Our beef patties are not preformed. We’re not McDonald’s,” Hathaway said.
Adults aren’t the only ones having fun at Daddy Cool’s. This past weekend, Hathaway had to run out and get more high chairs as the opening weekend crowds were bringing young ones along with them. Indeed, a quick look at the Kid’s Menu showed many options, all of which look quite affordable. Coming this summer will be an outdoor play area in the back of the restaurant, which has picnic tables, too.
Daddy Cool’s hours are 11M-11PM Monday-Thurs., and Sun. Though it plans to be open as late as 5AM on weekends, Hathaway says that until it’s prepared to handle the late night rush, it’s been closing its doors around 11Pm on weekends.
Further coverage: Thrillist on Daddy Cool’s.