The restaurant Frank in Austin offers a “Jackalope” hot dog on its menu, described as “Our custom-made antelope, rabbit & pork sausage, huckleberry compote, sriracha aioli, cheddar.” The “jackalope” is a mythical animal, somewhat like a jackrabbit with antelope horns.
Frank has served “Jackalope” since 2009. In March 2012, the food blog Serious Eats named “Jackalope” its “Hot Dog of the Week.”
The jackalope is a mythical animal of North American folklore (a so-called “fearsome critter") described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant’s tail (and often hind legs). The word “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antalope”, an archaic spelling of “antelope”. It is also known as Lepus temperamentalus.
Frank (Austin, TX)
Our custom-made antelope, rabbit & pork sausage, huckleberry compote, sriracha aioli, cheddar
23 July 2009, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “a360opening: Frank” by Mike Sutter, pg. T7:
Author: Mike Sutter AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
407 Colorado St. 494-6916, http://www.hotdogscoldbeer.com
Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
... a Jackalope dog for $7 (antelope and rabbit sausage on a Phoenicia baguette with huckleberry compote) and waffle fries starting at $2.50.
Dining in Austin
Sunday, May 8, 2011
407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
The Jacklelope dog was described as an Antelope and Rabbit sausage with a Huckleberry Compote and spicy aioli. Yum! It tasted even better than it sounded.
Lee pretty accurately described the Jackalope above, but I will add that, though its messy, the sweet, savory combination of the antelope sausage and the huckleberry compote really make for delicious late night noshing.
The Jackalope @ Frank Restaurant
407 Colorado Street
Dion Hinchcliffe spotted this over 1 year ago
Lunch in Austin: Local antelope, rabbit, and pork sausage with huckleberry compote, sriracha aioli, and applewood smoked cheddar.
Outstanding sausage, fruit compote and cheesey goodness make this the perfect bite. The one drawback, the bun doesn’t stand up to the gooeyness and falls apart before you can finish your dog.
Austin Yankee spotted this 9 months ago.
Hot Dog of the Week: The Jackalope from Frank in Austin, TX
Posted by Hawk Krall, March 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM
(From a poster design of the hot dog—ed.)
rabbit, antelope + pork sausage
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (1) Comments • Friday, March 16, 2012 • Permalink
Unfortunately I love hot-dogs, despite of hot-dogs are not the healthiest foods. So I don’t realy often eat, but when I make, I always make a specialtie. With extra ingredients.