Dog Days of Summer

July 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Headhouse Square
South 2nd Street & Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Dog Days of Summer @ Headhouse Square | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Celebrate the dog days of summer – and National Hot Dog month – with the ultimate hot dog cook-off! We’ll be hanging out all day, pouring some of your favorite Victory beers.

South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction with Hot Diggity!, returns with the 3rd Annual Dog Day of Summer Cook-Off under the Shambles in historic Headhouse Square. Follow: #DogDays14


Dog Days of Summer will feature hot dogs and homemade sausages created by 20 restaurants and food trucks from around the region, including:

Alla Spina Philly
Bistro Romano
Brauhaus Schmitz
Bridget Foy’s
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse
Cherry Bomb Bus
Headhouse Crab and Oyster Co
Hot Diggity
The Industry Bar
Lucky’s Last Chance
Misconduct Tavern
Noir Philadelphia
REX 1516
Sancho Pistola’s
Serrano Restaurant
Society Hill Society
Tap Room on 19th
The Twisted Tail

A panel of judges that includes media, chefs and celebrities will award three prizes to the top grill masters, including a $1,000 first place award. The ticket-buying public will also have the opportunity to try all of the hot dog creations and vote for their “fan favorite” dog. Judges announced so far include: Marc Summers, Matt Cord, Danya Henninger, Michael Klein, Drew Lazor, Josh Middleton, Audra Neff, Carly Szkaradnik and Julia West.

In addition to the professional competition, 20 contestants will compete in an amateur topping contest that features a “Philadelphia” theme this year. All topping combinations should be inspired by a favorite street, neighborhood, sports team, restaurant, or even favorite Philly Centric ingredients like our local beers, pickles and produce. The winner of the toppings contest will have their creation feaured for a month on the menu at Hot Diggity! Nominate yourself by emailing Hot Diggity! owner Keith Garabedian at For more information and rules, visit Hot Diggity! on Facebook.


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