Sunday, January 20, 2008
The Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog: An LA Institution
How do you make something better? Add bacon!
To hungry downtowners, the push-cart bacon wrapped hot dog is as much a symbol of the city as the Hollywood sign. It's usually a plain, unsnappy, supermarket hot dog wrapped in bacon and charred on a portable makeshift grill, topped with ketchup, mayo, mustard, grilled onions, peppers and jalapeños. The whole is definitely more than the sum of its parts in this great snack.
There are many purveyors and I can't say that I've tried enough to do a round-up, though that's a fun idea, but my go-to stand is on Lafayette, south of Wilshire, just outside the Parking Violations Bureau Office...it almost makes me look forward to paying parking tickets.
Do you have a favorite bacon wrapped hot dog stand? Let me know so I can compare and contrast.