This is the first hot dog joint, where the desserts take center stage, although you may want to go ahead and sign that living will before you order. If they can batter it and fit in a fryer, then they will do it. It’s about as deep-fried, a festival-style you can get; including choices like a deep-fried Twinkie, deep-fried Ding Dong, deep-fried Snickers bar, deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried cookie-dough balls. Seriously!!!
Pam’s offers thirteen different dogs to choose from. The one that bears the restaurant’s name, the Chicago-style hot dog, is served on a poppy-seed bun and topped with peppers, a pickle, neon-green relish and chopped onions. When I am O’Hare, I always get one or two of these. I know they’re not super authentic, but I love the peppers. At Pam’s, you get a 10″ dog, with two buns, Chicago style.
Yeah seriously, it has two buns on that dog!!
Of course, it would not be anything special, if they didn’t have some ridiculous challenge in this place to crush newcomers. At Pams’, it’s called the Archinator.
The “Archinator” is stuffed inside a baguette, because you can’t find a regular bun that’s 22″ long … The “Archinator,” served Chicago-style, costs $15.99. Of course, you can take the “Archinator Challenge” for $22.99.
This “Archinator” is topped with sauerkraut, chili, cheese, tomatoes and peppers. (The price also includes an extra-large order of fries and a 32-ounce soft drink.) If you finish the “Archinator Challenge” and you receive a $20 gift card and your picture on the wall.
Now if you didn’t want the challenge, you could consume your calories in a multitude of other tasty, death concoting ways.
Your first choice would be to have deep fried twinkies … sprinkled with icing sugar. Do get it extreme with the cherry sauce.
Here is a close up …
Didn’t feel like that craziness, then you could have deep fried Snickers bar … in funnel cake batter.
So wait, you didn’t like the deep fried twinkies or snickers, then how about deep fried chocolate cookie dough …
More Balls of Glory …
Nuff said … you’re in St. Louis .. get over there! NOW!
Pam’s Chicago Style Dogs & More
6016 Delmar Blvd.|In the Loop!
St. Louis, MO 63112
ph: 314-721-PAMS (7267)