Gourmet beach hot dogs can now be enjoyed in Penticton – Vernon Morning Star
Luxury beachside hot dogs can now be purchased in front of Skaha Lake.
Food truck owners Wienery Tahnee Adams and Campbell Kearns opened a restaurant with three patios, two of which overlook Skaha Lake at the Barefoot Resort.
The famous hot dog food truck has been in business in the South Okanagan wineries for three years, but the husband and wife duo wanted a permanent place to be theirs.
“We will be focusing on our world famous hot dogs as well as our herbal market. As a chef, I really wanted to explore and elevate vegetable based foods. There will also be sea bass, burgers, sausage and apples, ”Kearns said.
With three children of their own, there is also a children’s menu.
The Barefoot Restaurant is a large facility across the street from the beach, with three patios, including a rooftop patio which is currently under renovation. With the two patios open, they can safely accommodate large numbers of people and comply with COVID-19 security protocols.
The Hound Dog is their number one hot dog with peanut butter, bacon, pickles and crispy onions.
“It has the perfect balance of salty which makes it simply delicious,” he said.
The second most popular dog is the Big Dog Deluxe, a classic of fried onions, bacon and cheese.
The Carrot dog is also climbing the charts in popularity. These are grilled marinated carrots, hot peppers, pickled onions and spicy creamy almond goat mayonnaise.
Okanagan Ice Pops will provide the gourmet popsicles for dessert. Adams also works with local chocolatiers.
“We’ve made dessert dogs in the past, so we’re going to incorporate that as well; like the Banana Nutella Dessert Dogs.
The Wienery will also have a small market, offering take-out options like salads, bread, local jams and cold cuts. They plan to get a liqueur license in July and are excited to offer a selection of local wines, craft beers and hand-picked ciders.