Watch The Race And Grab A Brisket Dawg
Anytime you go to the racetrack, whether it is a small track here in Amarillo or the big Texas Motor Speedway, a few things are for sure: good racing, good beer, and good food. This weekend is a INDYCAR/NASCAR double header at Texas Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 on Friday, June 7, and the IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 on Saturday, June 8. Since 2013, the Hawg Heaven line of bacon-based concessions has been a huge hit. With a big weekend of racing, there is the need to fill some big appetites. Introducing the Hawg Heaven Brisket Dawg.
True to its name, the Brisket Dawg is a lot of brisket loaded onto even more dawg. It starts with a half-pound Black Angus frank spilling out of both ends of a sliced poppy seed bun. A generous helping of Texas BBQ brisket is heaped on top, but if that was all it was it wouldn't be Hawg Heaven. This bull dawg gets its fair share of cheddar cheese, and then comes the bacon. This time it's candied bacon chunks sprinkled on top. The dawg gets a tangy side with spicy fried pickles, but they aren't served on the side. They go right on top. Finally, the ferocious (more than) foot-long is coated with a bacon ranch sauce.
"You guys are going to need a huge appetite to get one of these in," Chef Engstrom said. "I'd be surprised if very many race fans can finish the Brisket Dawg on their own."
The Hawg Heaven concession line began in 2013 with Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy. The line also has featured the Shake 'n Bacon Brew bacon-infused beer milkshake, Bacon Nachos, Queso Wings, Double Barrel Dawg, BBQ Melt, Ranchero Dawg, Funnel Fries, and more, over the years.