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Where do I get one of these in LA??

ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:11 PM

A hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep-fried, and then topped with cheese.

I don't even know what it's called ... See picture below.


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    chowmominLA RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:21 PM

    It's called the Triple Bypass Special, or TBS for short. I dunno where you could get it but I'd bet it would be pretty easy to replicate.

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      ipsedixit RE: chowmominLA Feb 8, 2007 12:25 PM

      Is that really the name for this?

      Yeah, most hot dogs are pretty easy to replicate, but then this calls for deep-frying, which is not an easy thing to do at home ...

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        chowmominLA RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:27 PM

        Nope, I was just kidding.

        It looks completely disgusting but tempting at the same time.

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          Local RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 02:06 PM

          I'm assuming a hotdog in a deep fat frier, as a self-contained unit, would be potentially explosive given its physical properties - kinda like a depth charge. Please do not try this at home, but if you do I get the video rights.

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          nibbles RE: chowmominLA Feb 8, 2007 03:18 PM

          very funny :D

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          WileysHungryAgain RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:25 PM

          Try the Penmar Golf Course Grill, I'd think they'd be able to replicate it fairly well.

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            SoCalMuncher RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:25 PM

            Quick stop right before you get to the coronary unit?

            1. visualm RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:51 PM

              The only time I've seen something similar to that is in downtown/south central L.A. where the Mexican hot dog vendors sell similar items, hot dogs wrapped in bacon topped with grilled onions/peppers (no cheese). You can find those vendors around the Staples Center, Convention Center, or Coliseum during big events. But I do not think they deep fry the hot dog, nor do they give you cheese...

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                SoCalMuncher RE: visualm Feb 8, 2007 02:57 PM

                You will also find these vendors on the side streets off of Hollywood Bl., in the club areas (Cherokee, etc). No cheese, but mayo - and take the roasted jalapeno ONLY if you really mean it.

              2. Kitchen Queen RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:51 PM

                Pinks? I think I saw something similar right next to the guy who was passed out on the concrete. Onions too, scattered everywhere! Oh, so sad -His dog looked great.

                1. Gohantabeyoka RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 12:55 PM

                  Try a bulldog at Yaki's, corner of Main and Alamedia in the Burb.
                  FYI, St. Joseph's is about five blocks west. They have valet ICU parking.

                  1. woogness Gracious RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 01:03 PM

                    There's also Oki Dog on Fairfax in Hollywood between Santa Monica and Melrose. If they don't make that, I'd be surprised. I believe their special is a hotdog wrapped in pastrami with cheese. Kinda gross, but YUM!


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                      rameniac RE: ipsedixit Feb 8, 2007 03:31 PM

                      gee thanks. my cholesterol level went up again. just from looking at that picture.

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