New England style hot dog rolls in LA?
I havent had a hot dog on one of these rolls since the HoJo's shut down a long ass time ago. Does anyone know if/where you can get them in the LA area? Preferably Glendale/Pasadena area.
Heres a link to a picture if you dont know what I'm talking about:
It looks in the photo link like a thick piece of bread which has been pan grilled in butter on one side and then wrapped around the hot dog. There's a Japanese bread that we get from Nijaya Market on Sawtelle Blvd. in West LA called Cherry Blossom (it's Nijaya's own brand of bread) that might work as a substitute.
No you ain't going to find them in So Cal. Not no where, not no how. Nor Cal, well maybe. Old Port Lobster shack in Redwood City, SF and Napa has a bakery make them for him. but they are a bit artesianal, not like what you would find from Nissen back home or at HoJo's but they work in a pinch. They can be bought by the dozen. They are similar to the ones made in House by Hungry Cat which I think are not soft enough and too bready.
Good Luck and take care
Closest I can come out here is to grill one side of a slice of Sara Lee Brand Potato Bread and wrap a dog in that. Some of the 99c stores sell potato-buttermilk dinner rolls )"oven joy")...and I've taken two of these still stuck together and come up with a make-shift dog roll. The taste is similar, but these are a little too meaty/thick/doughy ....might be okay with a quarter-pound big weiner though.