He may be wearing a different shirt and a new tie but there’s one thing that Nate Beck is never without — a friendly smile. Rain or shine, first-timers or loyal customers, Beck always serves up some of the finest hot dogs in Minnesota with a side of humility and charisma.
A Pizza Queen, Mr. Hot Dog, a Cupcake Warrior, a Chef of the Good, the Great and the Bizarre and a Nordic Chef Extraordinaire all walk into a bar. And what do you have? Well, you have a bar full of the cream of the crop in the Minnesota culinary scene, of course.
In the driveway of his suburban home, Nate Beck’s $6,000 hot dog cart is cold and empty. The stainless steel, custom built trailer is bent and broken — the result of a careless hit and run.