by Jim Ridley
The strip of Belcourt Avenue that connects 21st Avenue to the Dragon Park has beefed up its dining options. Just a few doors down from McDougal's Chicken Fingers & Wings and Savarino's Cucina, The Dog of Nashville has opened a second location. It's only been open less than two weeks, and yet already we ran (literally) into a Vanderbilt resident in scrubs picking up lunch to go.
Standard Dog chow includes Vienna beef wieners served a dozen different ways, from Chicago and chili dogs to specialties such as the Oye Vey (dog with cream cheese and a pickle spear) and the Fiery Redneck (essentially a bacon-wrapped chili dog). There's also a veggie-dog option, but if you can't handle even fake tubular meat, The Dog offers an Italian beef sammy on French bread.
The Dog of Nashville is located at 2127 Belcourt Avenue, 292-2204. Hours are Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Dog will also keep open its storefront location at 3302-A Nolensville Road.