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Thursday, August 16, 2012


Posted by on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Ladies and gentlemen of Seattle, just in time for your lake-adjacent hot-dog needs of today, may I present: Summer Dog!

Find out where they are here!

I want to go to there! I mean to have to there come to me!
  • I want to go to there! I mean to have to there come to me!

More info (like you need any!) after the jump.

Yes, summer has finally arrived in Seattle and everyone is hitting the water to stay cool. The best way to take advantage of the fleeting but sizzling season is to head to Lake Washington or Lake Union and grab a Summer Dog.

Open all sunny days through the end of September (come on Indian Summer!); Summer Dog is a floating hotdog cart featuring Seattle “street meat” style hotdogs, which include classic beef, pork hot link, bratwurst, and veggie dogs served with classic condiments. All dogs are $6 and sodas are available for $2. Summer Dog accepts cash and credit cards. Boaters with large orders are asked to call in advance for pick up by calling Summer Dog at 206.607.7181.

Summer Dog owners, Chris Rice and Emma Schwartzman can be found on any given sunny day on the boat dolling out delicious dogs to canoes, rescue tugs kayaks, pleasure crafts, and lake cruisers of all shapes and sizes. With Rice manning the grill and Schwartzman acting as condiment queen, Summer Dog dogs are prepared with care and consistency. As an added bonus, Patric Gabre-Kidan, who assisted with the design of Summer Dog, plays guest chef on occasion.

“We currently live in a condo on Lake Union,” says Schwartzman. “And with the barrage of traffic on the lake we were inspired to bring the turf to the surf and launch Summer Dog in July.”

The Summer Dog boat can often be found tied up to one of the buoys near the UW Waterfront Rec Center or the Arboretum. To find them on the fly, check out Facebook or follow them on Twitter @summerdogboat. Summer Dog’s website is coming soon at


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Hot dogs are literally the worst kind of food ever. First, named after dogs. Segundo: Lips and azzhoes. I don't even need a third.
Posted by WenWino on August 16, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 2
A floating bar might be more interesting.........
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on August 16, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
LITERALLY. Also, why would you want to eat something that tastes like someone settled their buttcheeks on your face and let one fly?
Posted by WenWino on August 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM · Report this
Renton Mike 4
Vancouver Harbor has a floating Chevron station. I don't know if you can buy beer and hot dogs there, but it's still impressive.
Posted by Renton Mike on August 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
Does the county wide burn ban apply to hot dog carts?

Or just mobile BBQ trucks?

@4 I miss that. It's right next to where we'd have all the fancy dinners the Canadian military would host for visiting ambassadors and princes and such.
Posted by Will in Seattle on August 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM · Report this

I don't know how strict your definition of "floating" is, but most of the fuel docks in the area also have convenience stores where you can buy beer & wine.
Posted by COMTE on August 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM · Report this
"I mean to have to there come to me!"
Posted by legacy builder on August 16, 2012 at 5:13 PM · Report this

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