Cattle farmer and youth minister Jacob Hardesty came across a seriously impressive hot dog cart at a party in 2016. He spent the next two years dreaming of getting into the game himself, bringing a New York City-style hot dog cart straight to the heart of Grove, OK. With much encouragement from his wife Liza, Jacob eventually made his dream a reality with Ginger Jake’s Gourmet Hot Dogs. What’s on the menu? Exactly what it sounds like. The franks here are piled sky-high with decadent ingredients sure to tantalize your taste buds.
The Hardestys use the “dirty water dog” method to cook their hot dogs, boiling them with a blend of herbs and spices. From the get-go, the hot dogs here are packed with powerful flavor that only gets better with the eclectic blends of toppings. You can go for the tried-and-true with a classic frank topped with mustard and relish. You can also try something a little out-of-the-box with the more creative offerings on the menu. There’s the regionally-inspired favorite the Seattle Dog, smothered in cream cheese, jalapeños, and fresh chopped onion. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, go for the PBR. This sweet-and-salty masterpiece features a blend of peanut butter, bacon bits, and raspberry jelly. This only scratches the surface of offerings here. You’ll want to stop by Ginger Jake’s Gourmet Hot Dogs multiple times to work your way through the menu, so be sure to hit it up the next time your stomach’s rumbling. Even better? Book ‘em for your next event. You won’t regret it.
Pizza Dog - A warm, juicy hot dog topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni all smothered in Italian seasonings.