Eating on the Cheap: Hot dogs & BLTs at 4th Ave Deli

Hot dogs and BLTs range from $3 to $6.50

Although gas station hot dogs might be a guilty pleasure, you can enjoy a local hot dog with significantly less guilt.

4th Avenue Delicatessen features an affordable enough menu as it is, but you can spend even less with their hot dogs and BLT sandwiches in several varieties, ranging from $3 to $6.50.

Hot dogs at 4th Avenue Delicatessen (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Hot dogs at 4th Avenue Delicatessen (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

If western bacon cheeseburgers are your guilty pleasure, check out the Cowboy Dog ($4.25) with bacon, cheddar, pepper Jack, fried onions, and barbecue sauce.

For a (literally) cool twist on the BLT, try the Cali.L.T. ($6) with the requisite bacon, lettuce, and tomato along with cucumber and avocado slices.

4th Avenue Delicatessen, located at 425 N. 4th Ave., is open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday – Saturday, and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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