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Haute Dogs is homeward-bound, looking to open later this month in Arlington

Haute Dogs is planning its grand opening later this month in Arlington’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

The Nationals Park favorite that serves up fancy hot dogs is aiming to open its first Arlington brick-and-mortar location on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Williamsburg Shopping Center. It’s filling the space that was previously occupied by Smoking Kow BBQ, which closed last year.

The grand opening celebration starts at 11 a.m. and will include a raffle, giveaways, samples, and prizes.

“Bring your bestie, your favorite foodie, your bae, your brother, sister, neighbor, colleague, auto-mechanic, mother and child — the doors will open at 11am until 9pm (or till we sell out),” reads the grand opening announcement.

The opening of the eatery at 2910 N. Sycamore Street is a homecoming for the owners, who attended Yorktown High School and have lived in Arlington for decades.

“We have been seeking a location in Arlington for as long as we can remember. My mother and founding partner, Pamela Swanson, was raised in Arlington and went to Yorktown High School,” co-founder ChloĂ© Swanson wrote ARLnow in October.”Our family has been rooted in Arlington for 3 generations.”

Haute Dogs serves up souped-up hot dogs, sausages burgers, fries, and tots, including a number of vegan and vegetarian options. The eatery first started in Purcellville in 2009 before opening an Old Town Alexandria location in 2012. Four years later, the restaurant won a Washington Nationals-sponsored contest that resulted in them opening a concession stand at the ballpark.

Swanson said that they took over the space in October and it has been “all hands on deck” to get it ready to open just a few months later.

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