Q: What is Dogtown Sauce?
A: Dogtown Sauce is a Cincinnati style chili.
Q: What is a Cincinnati style chili?
A: Developed by Greek immigrants in the 1920's Cincinnati chili is a meat sauce (sorry Rochestarians there are no beans in this chili) that differs from Texas-style chili primarily by the inclusion of sweet spices like cinnamon and allspice along with bakers' chocolate. Dogtown Sauce is considerably leaner than most other sauces because we use a 80% lean beef and never add any lard. The result is a hearty sauce that is spicy but not hot. Those who wish to pump up the heat can do so by adding various bottled hot sauces on our condiment tray.
Q: What is a Junkyard Dog Plate?
A: Rochester is known for its "Plates"--2 hot dogs or burgers, over 2 sides covered with hot sauce. But-- who is going to put homemade macaroni salad, dog potatoes, and an authentic lean Cincinati style chili over two Zweigle hots or two 3.2 oz. burgers? Only Dogtown, we dare say. But don't just listen to us toot our own horn. Ask around--these are the best plates in town--hands down.
Q: Does Dogtown only serve dogs?
A: No, we serve anyone.
Q: Do they serve anything other than hot dogs?
A: There is a world beyond hot dogs and it includes our fabulous 5.3oz burgers, sweet potato fries, grilled chicken sandwich, specialty sausages from Hartmann's, homemade soups and daily specials.
Q: What about non-carnivors?
A: We're here for you. Our popular jumbo veggie dog can be paired-up with so many specialty dogs (German Shepherd, Southern Hound Dog, Chicago Bull Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog...). We also have a great veggie burger and our soups are nearly always meat-free.
Q: What's with the dog pictures?
A: Ask Chris
Q: Is Dogtown Cat friendly?
A: At Dogtown, we are not just a pack of Dogcentric canine, we are open and welcoming to our feline friends, as several of the local strays will surely attest.
Q: Where exactly are you located?
A: We are located at 691 Monroe Avenue across from Oxford Street. If you are coming from Pittsford, when you get to the light at Oxford, turn left. We're right across the street from the Plum House, set back, with plenty of free parking in front. Hope to see you soon.