MidAtlantic in the University City section of Philadelphia has a $16 hot dog on it's menu as a Wednesday lunch special. It is only available then. Actually, for that price one gets two hot dogs and a mountain of chips. The dogs are made there, all beef with a natural casing. I'm guessing they bake the bun there too.
The dogs arrive covered with fresh fried potato chips. I brushed away some of the chips just to get the ends of the dogs to show through. Seems dumb to me. Going to all the trouble of making the dogs and baking the buns - then hiding them, the star of the meal, under a pile of chips.
Pulling off the chips - the sauerkraut that covers the dog is not shredded but a section of a cabbage leaf. Under the dog, cooked mustard.
Finally, the dog and bun au natural:
Obviously they serve two dogs to build the check. One alone, at $8 or even $10 would be reasonable.
The dog, itself was good. Loose pack, could have had some more smoke and spices. The bun - as is the lot of most buns baked on premise - fell apart after a few bites.
Both Supper and MidAtlantic are decent dogs. But I'd be much happier with a couple lf rippers or a couple of dogs from the hot dog truck at 25th and Passyunk.