Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Slaw Dogs

City of Angels part two yinz. Well Pasadena actually. I was out there for about a week and managed to eat a few dogs so here's what's happening over at The Slaw Dogs

Pretty new place but they are serving it up ok. They offer to "rippered" or char broil your dog and a lot of their customs look mighty fine. They will even cut up any sausage you want and throw it on one of their salads in case you want to eat healthy but still get your pork on.

I went for a build your own and their standard slaw dog. Looking back on the menu I may have screwed the pooch by passing up the TNT Super Dog, a 10" rippered dog, chili, cheese, bacon, pastrami, fries, & grilled onion, wrapped in giant tortilla with a fried egg upon request(!!!), but my picks were proper.

On the left a rippered dog with guacamole and jalapeno bacon. On the right "The Original" chili, cheese, mustard, onions, cole slaw both flanking a delicious PBR tall boy.

A well rounded meal buddies, veggies, bacon and brew. The way baby Jesus intended.

P.S. For Brewer:

I hit Wurstkuche and rustled up the Duck, Bacon & Jalapeño with sweet and hot peppers and a Rattlesnake, Rabbit & Jalapeño with kraut. Side of truffle oil fries and some Belgian suds to chase it all. Pretty good but those tools need to mix up their toppings.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Oki Dog

I just had four wisdom teeth pulled, I'm hopped up on vicodin, can only eat soup so obviously all this is making me hungry. What's the most logical distraction? I should write about hot dogs.

A couple weeks ago I was in LA and wanted to get to Oki Dog as this one had been on the list for a li'l bit. Not to be confused with Oki's Dog on Pico. This is the original one in Hollywood where 80's era punks used to hang out. Shawn Kerri (illustrator of many Circle Jerks and Germs images as well as one of the few female illustrators forCARtoons Magazine) drew this action:

Now if you were a person who pays attention to Yelp you'd probably stay the hell away from Oki Dog based on the reviews. Well buddies let me tell you those reviews were written by tasteless idiots and pussies. Yeah it's a little sketchy, maybe not 100% "family friendly" and possibly a little dirty but it was all delicious and didn't intimidate my ironclad constitution one bit.

There are a mess of things on the Oki Dog menu but I had a singular quest and that was for the "World Famous Oki Dog" Two franks, chili, cheese, and pastrami all wrapped up in a tortilla. Excelsior!

The dude working the joint even threw in an order of fries. If you find yourself in West Hollywood, nut up and go get an Oki Dog. This dag was so tasty I sent pics to buddies Brewer and Jake whilst partaking of this beaut.