Hot Diggity on South Street Adds Burgers With New, Expanded MenuBy Danya Henninger
August 19, 2014
Fans of Hot Diggity’s funky-topping-smothered Sabrett hot dogs can now experience chef-owner Keith Garabedian’s penchant for great combos and creative American comfort food in a whole new way. The South Street shop has launched an expanded menu, and now serves burgers, wings, onion rings and more in addition to its signature franks and hand-cut fries.
Why the change? “We still consider ourselves a hot dog shop first and foremost,” Garabedian says, but when doing research prior to Hot Diggity’s 2011 launch, he discovered and fell in love with many other regional sandwiches.
To start, the kitchen has added burgers. Pat LaFrieda meat is used for the beef patties, and veggie burgers are made of tempeh mixed with onions, garlic, peas and carrots. Each is available plain ($5), or in combos like the HD Burger (LTO, bacon, cheese, special sauce; shown above; $8).
Wings are also new on the menu, confited in chicken fat (or made of seitan) and then fried ($6.50). Buffalo is the listed option, but expect monthly specials in flavors like jerk, tamarind coconut and Sichuan.
Garabedian is extra excited about his new onion rings ($5), since he spent his childhood searching for the perfect ones while traveling with his dad. Check out all the new offerings below.
In the future, expect to see other kinds of regional favorite burgers and sandwiches rotate in: Fall River chow mein sandwiches, Jucy Lucys, steamed cheese sandwiches and green chile burgers.
New Additions to Hot Diggity Menu
Plain Burger $5
Choose Beef or Vegan (+1) Served on Le Bus Rolls Customize your Burger: Add Guacamole (1.00), LTO (1.00), Cheese (1.00), Bacon (1.50), Coleslaw (1.00)
The HD Burger $8
Topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Bacon, Cheese, HD Special Sauce
The BBQ Burger $6
Topped with Creole Mustard, Coleslaw, House BBQ Sauce
The Buffalo Burger $8
Topped with Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Buttermilk Ranch, House Buffalo Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion
The Mexi-Cali Burger $7.50
Topped with Chipotle Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Jalapeno, Guacamole, and Crushed Tortillas
Onion Rings $5
Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar
Chips & Salsa $2.50
Loaded HD! Nachos $5.50
Topped with our house three cheese sauce, salsa roja, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, and sour cream
Choose Jumbo Chicken or Vegan Wings