If you grew up in Yakima, especially in the public schools, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you what a Cheese Zombie is. It's a cheese sandwich like no other. Tons of cheese in the middle of doughy baked bread. It's comfort food, it warms you to the soul, it's a trip down nostalgia lane and it just tastes great. Since maybe 10 years ago we've started to see some local establishments bring back this classic to their diners and cafes. I love to see it on menus around the Yakima valley.

What caught my interest, though, was a local place selling what they call a Zombie Dog.

Mama Corie's Kitchen has something called Zombie Dog. It's exactly what you think it is. It's a hotdog but the bun and cheese are the same as what makes a cheese zombie a cheese zombie. The premium-grade all-beef frank is wrapped up in that same dough used to make cheese zombies with that familiar cheese inside as well.

It was perfect and already looking forward to my next one.

It's not on the menu every day. In fact, last time I heard about these they sold out almost immediately so I was luck to show up when I did to grab one for myself. Follow them on Facebook for updates on when the next time they'll have them in stock as they take some prep to make in advance.

While I was there, I also noticed several other items they create and sell in their shop. Everything from bath salts to bath bombs to baked goods and more. Even those hot chocolate bombs that are all the rage on social media. They even had a hot cider bomb that I purchased and will do another article on after I try it out.

Check out Mama Corie's Kitchen at 114 Staff Sargent Pendleton Way in Yakima, across from Performance park (downtown Yakima, behind Second Street Grill). If you happen to be in the area, maybe stop by and see what's on the menu today. With any luck, there'll be a Zombie Dog left for you, if I don't get to it first.

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