Frank’s Hog Stand: A Love Story

In American, Burgers, Hot Dogs, San Antonio on November 1, 2011 at 2:23 am

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven by Frank’s Hog Stand and wanted to stop, but never did. Gladly, once again, Groupon gave me the push I needed to give it a try. What I appreciate most about Frank’s Hog Stand is Frank. I love the fact that he grew up in the neighborhood, loved the “Pig Stand” (which is what it was called before it closed down due to Urban Renewal of the late 60s), and would later return to revitalize a place he loved. Even though his family was forced to move out of the neighborhood years ago, Frank was quick to purchase the property after several years and renamed it, Frank’s Hog Stand.

Rusty Nuts

My wife and I started our lunch by sharing some Rusty Nuts (loaded tater tots with chili and cheese). Healthy, no. Delicious, oh yes! As we devoured these rusty nuts, we said we’d come here just to enjoyed these loaded tater tots. The crispy tots were perfect with just the right amount of chili and cheese.

The Dirty Frank

I ain’t afraid of no chili, so I ordered The Dirty Frank (Hot Dog with Chili) and large-cut, french fries. It was really good. I like that it came in an unexpecting way. The dog is sliced in half and is served on a hoagie bun. I didn’t think I could finish it after the Rusty Nuts, but I did. 🙂

Burger Good, Onion Rings Better

My wife went with the burger and onion rings. The burger was okay considering it didn’t have cheese (I don’t believe in burgers without cheese). The onion rings were great…just the way I like them. I prefer onion rings that have just enough batter that the ring is flimsy and the batter can easily fall off.

The Ben Milkshake

At the end of our meal, we said in the words of Frank himself, “It’s time for a shake!” Frank’s shakes are served with Blue Bell Ice Cream. I ordered The Ben (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream mixed together). It was a good, traditional Blue Bell Ice Cream shake. Frank’s Hog Stand is just one more great place to eat in Southtown.


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