Tubby Dog (Calgary) – You have to try it. Once.

I love the Simpson’s episode where Homer is watching TV and an ad comes up: “We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef and then soak it in rich creamery butter. Then we top it off with bacon, ham and a fried egg. We call it… ‘The Good Morning Burger'”.

I can’t help but think of that episode when I eat the Sherm’s Ultimate Gripper for approxiately $8 found at Tubby Dog on 17th Avenue. Tubby Dog is known for their eclectic hot dog selection but for me, this is the true reason why Tubby Dog is popular. How can it not be popular? Look at it!


You can’t see it well but it is a hot dog wrapped in bacon and deep fried. Sauteed onions and chili is then added. It is glazed with a cheesy sauce. A piece of ham is added to the top then crowned with a sunny-side up egg. Amazing. You look like a monster when you eat it.

IMG_5897Another view. Eaten on a different night. Those aren’t all for me though… I am not a monster.

IMG_5899Simply monstrous!

You have to try Sherm’s Ultimate Gripper once. You might find that after the first time, your body craves it every now and then. I probably eat it once every 1.5 years. I should probably check my cholesterol.

Tubby Dog, 103 – 1022 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0A5, www.tubbydog.net

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~ by Russ on September 17, 2009.

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