Originally published on First we Feast
I helped First We Feast finish their quest to find the best hot dogs in every state. I chose International House of Hot Dogs to represent Alaska.
Alaska-International House of Hot Dogs
Address and phone: 440 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage (907-227-3081)
Reindeer dogs have been a tradition in Anchorage for at least 20 years, most often found at downtown street carts during the summer. But International House Of Hot Dogs, a trailer serving a variety of specialty dogs, is one of the few places to eat them year round. “The McKinley dog is just one of many reindeer sausage dogs at IHOH and includes a special spicy sauce and caramelized onions,” says our Alaska correspondent Victoria Petersen, who previously covered Anchorage’s reindeer dog scene for The Northern Light. “Spicy and hearty, reindeer sausage is versatile enough to go well with many different flavors and ingredients, but also simple and tasty enough to stand on its own.”—HK