Apr 22, 2007
Street Eats. Two Wrongs Do Make a Right. Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs. Reseda, CA. In Front of the 99 Cents Store (Sherman Way). Eatin' Comida Loca!
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Have you ever ended a Friday night stumbling out of the Wiltern Theatre trailed by vodka vapors, hunger pangs burning your belly and then landing headlong on to Wilshire Boulevard in front of a bacon-wrapped hot dog vendor? No? Well, then you haven't lived.
The alluring aroma of this Mexican treat clears the booze in your brain for a minute or two, then you think, "I can't eat this stroke-in-a-bun at this time of night." Too bad. We're talking a juicy hot dog combined with greasy, crispy, sweet bacon. Who says two wrongs don't ever make a right? Right here, right now, the bacon dog is right on. Resistance is pretty much futile. The bacon dog - she's an insistent seductress.
Apparently, she's dangerous too. The bacon dog is somewhat of an adventurous food item since local health officials consider it illegal, unsanitary and unsafe. But who cares, you're partying, and you're drunk and hungry. That's what getting lit is all about, right? Tossing your fuddy-duddiness out the window along with your GI tract. Plus, illegal is your new favorite flavor. And after you inhale that bacon dog with extra grilled onions and poblano pepper, find out what that nice girl wearing the tiny skirt, hanging out by the bus stop is doing later. 'Cause tonight you're livin' la vida loca!
Watch this video as I do my best Ignatius J. Reilly impersonation. Enjoy!