"This handsome chili dog only comes in the footlong length, and we should've ordered chili fries for extra spiciness."
Chris Ayers & Amy Briesch
"The Texas Burger is named because it includes a layer of all-beef chili below the meat. Atop that are sauteed onions and strips of bacon. It is a slithery mess that leaves the bun in tatters. I would put it on the honor roll of kill-or-cure gastronomy -- the kind of thing that sounds like a great idea -- and tastes terrific -- at 3am when the bars close. Cold sober in broad daylight, well, that's another story."
"Texas Dog: a voluptuous foot-long wiener topped with a mantle of melted cheese, a spill of peppery chili, lots of bacon, and raw onions. The bun is toasted and in comparison to its ingredients tastes almost sweet. This is not a sophisticated frank, but when the Tube Steak Siren calls, it fills the bill."
"The dining area is an enclosed porch up front. To the left in back is an open patio for nice-weather meals."
"While the Bethel Hot Dog Palace won't likely be winning epicurean awards for haute cuisine, it does get the bargain-hunter's prize for cheap eats."