Laika Dog has since been closed. We were so sad to see them leave!
Laika Dog is a casual, hipster-esque hot dog and grilled cheese service out of UFO Factory. They have fill-out-yourself menus that you take to the bar and then your meal is brought out to you by the bartender.
UFO Factory, which serves as a music venue on Fridays and Saturday nights, is your run of the mill dive bar. It has booths lining the walls, a bar stretching across one side of the room, and a small stage, which has old movies, TV shows, and music videos projected during the day. In addition, they have a few classic arcade games: pinball, Vanguard, and Phoenix.
Their menu offers conventional meat dogs in addition to Field Roast vegan hot dogs. On top of the conventional hot dog toppings, they have a number of unique toppings including thai-peanut, spicy vegan mayo, wasabi mayo, raspberry-ancho-mint, a number of pickled veggies, spicy slaw, and pinot grigio mushrooms. My go to dish is one of their signature dogs: Nacho, which includes vegan nacho cheese, pickled red onion, jalapenos, avocado, and cilantro. They also offer tater tots and crinkled fries which can be topped with any of their toppings. Lastly, they offer a couple of small salads and sometimes soup.
This place is a great option when you’re looking for an unhealthy, fast-food style meal. However, it lives up to more than that with the distinctive toppings. Also considering almost all of their food has an equal vegan option, it’s a great place for those looking for vegan options!
Also, if you’re interested in taking advantage of their specials, they have a number of deals: ½ off meals on Wednesday from 4pm-10pm, $5 off food for dine in groups of 3 or more until 4pm on weekdays, $1 off hot dogs and grilled cheese on weekdays until 7pm for 60+ seniors and CCS and WSU students, $1 off well drinks and standards domestic bottled beers from 4pm-7pm during the week.