Some dawgs

ABQ Born & Bred - Since 2012

We strive to put a new spin on an old favorite - the classic hotdog. Our mobile kitchen, catering services and brick & mortar restaurant feature over 20 unique takes on hot dogs, sausages, fries, and more! 

Our OG Westside brick & mortar location opened in the fall of 2012. In the years since, we have been proud to serve ABQ at two additional mainstay locations (Salt Yard - West, and Safehouse Distillery Co. Though due to COVID-19 shutdowns these locations have been shuttered until restrictions are lifted), while our mobile kitchen roams around the city serving up hot, fresh, delicious dogs at local breweries, and catering weddings, parties and corporate and film studio events. 

Our dogs love to party, and so do we! Since opening we have received multiple awards and nominations: 

Albuquerque The Magazine: 
Best Hot Dog: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019


Reader's Digest:
Features on our Truffle Fries, Mobile Kitchen, Slaw Dog

Conde Nast Travelers Magazine:
"The United States of Outrageous Hot Dogs"
Best Hot Dog in New Mexico

MSN:
Best Hot Dog in New Mexico 

Best Things New Mexico:
9 Best Mac & Cheese Places in New Mexico 
10 Best Hot dog joints in New Mexico 

Yelp!:
#12 on Top 50 restaurants in Albuquerque 

Local IQ: Smart List & Golden Fork Awards
Best Hot Dog, Best Fries, Best New Restaurant

Matthew Bernabe

Owner - Matthew Bernabe, Wienerologist

ABQ Local, Matthew Bernabe, dropped out of college in the fall of 2012 to open UHDC, so he could make hot dog jokes all day. He did eventually go back to the University of New Mexico to finish that degree, and 7 years later he is making much more sophisticated hot dog jokes.

Fueled by a passion for good food, excellent service, and a love of New Mexico, Bernabe is proud to serve his community.

I love hearing about your experience at UHDC, good or bad. Don't be afraid to bark at me: