GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) It was awarded the top dog in the state.
People magazine ranked the best hot dogs in all 50 states and one unique hot dog shop in Grand Forks got the surprise almost a decade in the making.
It all started with a cart.
"We'd gotten the cart with the full intention of doing fundraisers for our friend that had cancer," said Andrea Brudvig.
Around 10 years later, it's grown into comic book, arcade, record store... restaurant.
And the big news was revealed when a relative posted on Facebook.
"She had posted on Facebook congratulations to us and I had no idea what she was talking about at first," Brudvig said.
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"Hot dogs meets vinyl and comics at this eclectic mashup where you can browse vintage records before or after you bite into a green party hot dog," Brudvig, who is the co-owner, said.
A unique spot that's recognized for their creative dogs.
"Very surprising and it's a great honor," Brudvig said.
As for the cart that started it all.
"It's run it's course it's lived its life. Now it's just become a fixture of the shop," Brudvig said.
It's now a relic in this one-of-a-kind shop.
In Minnesota the best hot dog was Kyatchi -- a Japanese joint in Minneapolis.
The full list of the country's best hot dogs is under 'related links.'