Whenever I visit new destinations I enjoy checking out local businesses. With this mission in mind I ventured out to Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, an eating establishment specializing in – you guessed it – Hot Dogs. I’m not the first travel writer to explore the culinary wonders of Biker Jim’s. Anthony Bourdain reviewed Jim’s on his “No Reservations” television program several years ago. But heck, if it’s good enough for Anthony it’s good enough for me.
Biker Jim’s offers all varieties of hot dogs, some rather standard, others somewhat interesting, and then some are truly exotic. Check out this menu.
I decided against the “All Beef” – too pedestrian for this type of adventure. I also vetoed the “Rattlesnake & Pheasant.” I will eat many things but typically draw the line at bugs and snakes. I know, call me crazy.
After due deliberation I narrowed my options to the “Alaskan Reindeer” and the “Pheasant Cordon Bleu.” Each seemed in keeping with the adventurous side of the dining experience while still remaining within reason. In the final analysis I went with the “Pheasant Cordon Bleu.” Guess I wasn’t really ready to challenge my generally good relationship with Santa Claus.
I was tempted to try a side of fried pickles but instead went with fries. My selection arrived swiftly, and looked delicious.
I will have to say, the dog presentation is a bit non-standard. Note the total absence of a bun for example. But hey, what would you expect with a pheasant cordon bleu hot dog anyway in a classy joint like Jim’s? While not really a “hot dog” in my book, the pheasant was really delicious.
By now you might be wondering, “What does one drink with a gourmet hot dog such as the pheasant cordon Bleu?” The answer – a Major Tom’s beer of course. In this case a “pomegranate wheat” variety. Very nice.
Biker Jim’s does a very brisk hot dog business. Customers included individuals, families and groups. The four ladies seated next to me were enjoying quite a variety of hot dogs and sides before going to the Adele concert here in Denver tonight at the Pepsi Center (Who knew?) Unfortunately they didn’t have an extra ticket. But they were awfully nice and they did share their fried pickles. Very good by the way.
Bottom Line: I really did enjoy the Hot Dog Experience at Biker Jim’s. If you are looking for something a little different in the world of hot dogs then I highly recommend you stop by and sample the variety of options Biker Jim’s offers. The pheasant cordon bleu was very tasty. Still, for me it didn’t quit hit the spot. It was good, but not really a hot dog if you know what I mean. I still have a hunger for a real hot dog – a “DAWG” if you will. I think I may next have to search one out at a Colorado Rockies baseball game. I bet they just might have a DAWG or two there.
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs ……….. Enjoy The Adventure!