The Kobe beef craze has gone a little far, I thought, when I saw this hot dog on the menu at Mikro in Hamden. I mean, sure Kobe beef is beautifully marbled and Kobe steaks taste admittedly better than other beef (except Wagyu - oh, the Wagyu I had at Nobu one spring evening...). However, doesn't putting said beef in a hot dog completely wreck the marbling effect, and render the quality of the beef useless?
Apparently not. The hot dog was excellent, though the red relish, sauerkraut, spicy mustard, and brioche bun might have also had something to do with it. The next day I tried a quality all-beef hot dog from the store, and there was no comparison. Sometimes quality is paid for, and the marketing truisms hold actually true.
I was glad to be wrong.