The idea of placing a sausage on a split roll probably dates to the 1890s. The condiments came later, even after Upton Sinclair did his best to quell the trend. During the sixties came America’s most famous fictional weenie vendor, one Ignatius J. Reilly, the protagonist extraordinaire of John Kennedy Toole’s hilarious novel set in New Orleans, A Confederacy of Dunces.

Speaking personally, I love hot dogs in every known form, and from where we reside in New Albany it’s only minutes from the Big Four pedestrian bridge in Jeffersonville. There a block-long stretch of Chestnut Street adjacent to the landing is about to become a genuine entertainment district. Parlour Pizza already lives on the corner, and behind it is Union Restaurant & GameYard, coming very soon.

Between them is That’s My Dog at 125 W. Chestnut, which will be more than just a “hot dog and burger joint.” Owner and general manager Thomas Harris plans on a July 3 (Friday) grand opening, and he tells all to Kelly Winslow of New Albany Social in this video. Many thanks to Kelly for what she does, and for allowing F&D to post her video.

Here’s a glimpse of the menu at That’s My Dog.