It’s my favorite time of year again. It’s time to hit all the hottest food spots in Acadiana, and eat out with the best deals in town.

For Eat Lafayette, by Lafayette Travel and delivered by Waitr, I took a trip out to Hot Dawg Stop’s newest location on Kaliste Saloom, and they stuffed me silly.

I ate at Hot Dawg Stop before, after playing softball at the Youngsville Sports Complex, but I never had the life changing experience of eating a Cajun Gator Dawg. Alligator sausage, topped with homemade spicy chili, pepperjack cheese and grilled, caramelized onions…my camera man wanted some, but there wasn’t much left when I started going to town on that thing.

Not only did they feed me the best hot dog of my life for Eat Lafayette, their deal also came with some crawfish nachos. Homemade chips, covered in crawfish etouffe and jalapenos worked perfectly with the Cajun Gator, basically putting me in food heaven.

If you haven’t been to Hot Dawg Stop yet, you need to fix that. Head out during Eat Lafayette, and don’t forget to sign up for the Caribbean cruise, powered by Lafayette Travel and Travel Machine, while you’re at any of the Eat Lafayette restaurants.

WARNING: Watching this video will make you crave a delicious chili dog.