I first discovered The Doughy Dog, a gourmet hot-dog and doughnut food truck from Glen Burnie, at Artscape this year, and wondered why I’d never seen it around the city. Intrigued, my boyfriend bought a 1/2 pound, all-beef dog with cheddar cheese and chili. It was pretty tasty (watch out Wild Dog Cart?), and I immediately wanted to learn more about this fire engine red food truck.
The Doughy Dog, which parks most days at 7606 Quarterfield Road (outside of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church) in Glen Burnie, is made possible by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel Country and The Arundel House of Hope, an organization that provides affordable housing to disadvantaged individuals in the area.
As part of a grant from the AFAAC to The Arundel House of Hope, The Doughy Dog specifically employs those who are recently homeless, giving these individuals a chance to earn money and develop job skills. According to its Facebook site, the Doughy Dog has been operating for at least a year.
The gourmet dog menu consists of The Glen Burnie Dog with Chili, Cheese, Onion and Yellow Mustard, The Connecticut Dog with Bacon, Onions, Sweet Pickle Relish, Spicy Brown Mustard and Ketchup, and much more. In addition, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and pit beef (Fridays only) are also served.
I really admire what the The Doughy Dog is doing – I was happy to see the truck at Artscape, especially for the purpose of raising awareness for its cause.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.