Looks like just maybe Dallas is a corn dog town. We’ve got the original at the Texas State Fair, Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs, which just landed on Goldbelly’s nationwide shipping platform. Corn Dog with No Name, pushes fancy-schmancy corn dogs and recently opened its second location. We even have corn dog beer by Revolver Brewing.
Myungrang is a Korean hot dog outlet in Carrolton and many drive to Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie just for the Two Handed Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs.
Then, there’s the late-night corndog at Lakewood Landing made with sausage from Rudolph’s Meat Market and hand-dipped to order in a jalapeño batter. During the pandemic, people would call in and buy corn dogs for strangers; pay-it-forward corn dogs.
Heim, like the other successful corn-dog pushers in town, doesn’t just stick a dog on a stick and fry it in batter. They employ 44 Farms all-beef franks, a smokey lean meat, then dip it in a beer-soaked batter made in-store.
The dogs are cooked perfectly, not even a wee bit greasy, a crisp light brown crust encases a softer cornbread middle that is wrapped around the meaty dog. This corn dog has layers of texture and smokey beer flavor. And that’s exactly why someone would get a $2 corn dog at Heim.
While sitting out on their patio enjoying a $5 lunch (!) and yelling “Where you goin'?” at all planes flying overhead, it suddenly got eerily quiet. The cars and planes had all traveled on. Calm fell over the city. Then nothing happened. But, yeah, a corn dog town for sure.
Heim BBQ, 3130 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.