Dante's culinary ambitions were inspired by John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, a novel he read at 19. In the book, Ignatius J. Reilly crashes and burns as a hot dog vendor. Dante always wondered whether he could succeed where Ignatius failed, but got away from those ambitions in adulthood. Throughout his 20s, he worked all over the Pacific Northwest, tending tables and manning a non-profit business. At the age of 30, he decided to try his luck at his old passion. With that, Dante's Inferno Dogs was born, sporting several carts and units in and around Seattle, WA.
In addition to artisan hot dogs and sausages, the menu has grown to include 100% Angus beef burgers, freshly-baked pretzels, cotton candy, popcorn, and ice cream. There's a little something for everyone here. Whether you prefer an old-fashioned hot dog with ketchup and mustard or a decadent frank smothered in ingredients like cream cheese and sweet chili sauce, you're in luck — and there are veggie hot dogs too, so the non-carnivorous need not go hungry here. Ready to do it up? Stop on by and sample the eats or, better yet, book Dante's Inferno Dogs for your next event.
Play on words! Dante's Inferno (Hot) Dogs, after Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.
To exercise creativity and draft my own story.
My Pops! The old man has always been self-employed and it's all I ever knew.
Any charitable event for Seattle Children's Hospital.
The classic 100% beef frank with cream cheese, grilled onions, sweet chili sauce, yellow mustard, Sriracha, and a dash of celery salt.
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