At age 19, Dante read ‘A Confederacy Of Dunces’, the novel for which John Kennedy Toole was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize and whose obnoxious main character, Ignatius J. Reilly, fails miserably as a hot-dog vendor. Nevertheless, Dante thought the enterprise had a certain charm.
His travels brought him to the Pacific Northwest in the fall of ’95. After tending tables and toying with a non-profitable business (or two)… at the age of 30, he again turned to the novel idea of slingin’ dogs. For the first five years he and his dog Josie ran just the one cart. Now, after over 15 years of operation, Dante’s operates a number of carts offering service both INDOORS, and out.
Privately catered hosted events are our main focus. People love the novelty of one of our beautiful carts wheeling into their backyard, driveway, or place of business. We can accommodate from 50 to 1500 people, and we are very affordable too!