Since 2015, Brewz n Dawgz has been serving up a unique gourmet bratwurst and frank experience with local clientele in mind. Herbivores and vegans are welcome thanks to plates like the “Dragged Through the Garden Dawg.” By the time the dog “leaves the garden,” it has latched onto all sorts of veggies. The wheat-based vegan frank is overlaid with a generous coat of organic yellow mustard, relish, diced onions, and jalapeño peppers. Tucked into the sides of the steamed organic bun are two plump wedges of tomato and pickle spears.
The first bite introduces your taste buds to a plethora of flavors and textures – sweet mustard with a kick, the savory dog, and the crunchy zing of pickles and relish. Suddenly this Chicago-style dog transports you to Wrigley Field on game day. If the jalapeño heat is cranked higher than you can handle, a Midnight Oil stout pairs perfectly as a smooth fire quencher. Just ask Roger, who owns Brewz n Dawgz. He’s more than happy to make dog and beverage pairing suggestions using a selection of 24 Florida craft beers and “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”
The culinary innovation that is the Dragged Though the Garden Dawg would have you think you were biting into a meaty chicken frank. The satisfied yet not heavy feeling you are left with after this meal reflects the restaurant’s “guilt-free and no junk!” mantra. And they’re pretty committed to the organic and non-GMO. For example, you might go for a side of non-GMO sweet potato kettle chips for snacking between bites of the garden dog.
If you show up on the right night, a large group of Brewz n Dawgz regulars will welcome you while they share laughs, anecdotes, and menu suggestions. The eatery is strategically situated off of the tourist path just south of Barnes & Noble on US-1 South and has become a secret spot of sorts for St. Augustinians who have an appreciation for craft beer, a unique dining experience, and comradery.
If you’re ready to broaden your gastronomic horizons, trying to eat healthier, or just go a little off the beaten path, there is a new foodie friend waiting to be made in the Dragged Through the Garden Dawg.
Brewz N Dawgs is located at 1974 U.S. 1 South. Visit them online at www.brewzndawgs.com.