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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] The Dog Pit

Dog Pit staffer Amy serves up hotdog goodness.

Dog Pit staffer Amy serves up hotdog goodness. /Amy Price

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Hours and Prices


Mon. – Wed. 10:30 – 9 p.m.
Thurs. & Friday 10:30 – 2:30 a.m.
Saturday 11 – 2:30 a.m.
Opens at Noon on Sundays during ArtPrize.


Lunch & Dinner = $


Full Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010 coverage.

The menu board shows the options.

The menu board shows the options. /Amy Price

If you have $5 in your pocket, or a group of hungry kiddies to feed, your best budget choice in Center City is The Dog Pit. A favorite with downtown students and office drones, The Pit serves up tasty dogs with a variety of toppings. Some of their bestsellers include the Big Dog (cheese, chili, ketchup, mustard, pickle, onion) and the Mad Dog (chili, onion, tabasco). Vegetarian options include veggie (soy) or kraut dogs. Heaped with toppings, these are all best eaten with a fork if you value your clothing. If hotdogs are not your thing, a different soup is available each day (which will be perfect if ArtPrize weather turns chilly.) You can wash down your dog with a retro soda like Stewarts, Jones or Orange Crush.

The Dog Pit has a comfortable, homey atmosphere with wood tables and chairs. Located on Monroe Center, its close proximity to the Art Museum and other venues put it in the center of the action.

The ArtPrize you'll see

Whitney White will be displaying a multi-piece ArtPrize entry at the Dog Pit. Her brightly colored watercolors seek to trigger sense memories. These semi-abstract works feature bold swaths of color, musical instruments and floral elements. A self described drifter, White lives in Lansing, Brighton and Grand Rapids.


During ArtPrize, show your wristband and get the “Monday Special” any day of the week. This means three dogs for $5. Also, there's a coupon in the ArtPrize Guide for a free fountain pop with purchase of a dog and chips.

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