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Mar 7, 2009 04:11 PM

Where on West Side to get Sonoran Hot Dogs? (Pineapple/jalapeno grilling etc.)

The El Segundo farmer's market has a booth that makes the most amazing hot dogs (late Thursday afternoons). I think it is an adaptation on the Sonoran Hot Dog. Where else can these (good ones) be found?

I'm not 100% sure they use pineapple, but there is pineapple there for drinks, and it smells/tastes like there's pineapple on the grill. (Also, I successfully replicated w/splash of pineapple juice at home.)

The hot dogs (or you can get sausages) are split, bacon-wrapped and grilled/fried with onions, jalapenos and I think other peppers, and they put all that in a toasted bun and if you go for the works I believe they add mayo, ketchup and mustard.

They are spectacular.

I'm usually a purist, but this is officially one of the things I preferentially eat now.

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  1. are you referring to "street dogs" or something else? i've seen lots of street dog vendors at the intersection of wilshire & western, but i don't remember seeing them any further west than that.

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    1. re: ceviche

      Sounds like they have "street dog" heritage but I don't know - I've only ever seen them at the farmer's market. I did, using the term "street dog" find that apparently something kinda similar is at other farmer's markets too:

      Also maybe "border dogs" and "dirty dogs" and "Tijuana dogs" or "hot dogs con todo": and

      I still would like West Side recs. :) If there is not a proper walk-up window somewhere, I can see I'll be doing a lot of random pulling over whenever I see some sort of stand.

    2. The same or a similar stand shows up weekly at the Century City farmer's market. Every thursday at lunch, near Little Santa Monica.

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      1. re: JudiAU

        Thanks. It's closer to me by Thursday late afternoon/early evening in El Segundo, lol, so will probably stick with that one. But good to know, just in case.

      2. Here are pics of what I got from the El Segundo Farmer's Market this afternoon. It's Tropical Flavors or Tropical Tastes or something, as far as the name of the vendor. They just basically do events like the farmer's markets.

        Bacon-wrapped, grilled, with grilled onions and green peppers, jalepenos, possibly a touch of pineapple juice, small amounts of: ketchup, mustard, relish and mayo.

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        1. re: Cinnamon

          Sazon on Washington and Centinela usually has a Sonoran dog on their daily specials board. Their version doesn't have pineapple though. But Claudia will accomodate requests if she has the ingredients handy. Dog is usually $4 and comes with fries. Get the flan as a dessert too while you're there.

          1. re: Jase

            Terrific, thank you.

            I looked it up:
            El Sazon Oaxaqueno
            Los Angeles Area - 12131 Washington Place, Los Angeles CA
            (310) 391-4721

            1. re: Cinnamon

              Actually, that's a different Sazon in the area. Sorry, should have posted better info earlier.

              12406 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066
              Tel: 310.390.950

              The Sazon you have is good for the panderia thread I posted on earlier.

              1. re: Jase

                Thank you. I will go there. :) As I think I need another one of those kind of hot dogs before next Thursday.

                1. re: Cinnamon

                  As I said, Claudia's pretty accomodating, so if you want certain ingredients, make sure to ask if she's got them and she'll put them on.

                  But definitely try the flan. Yum!

          2. re: Cinnamon

            Just a clarification - it is indeed Tropical Flavors. Haven't found a shred of info about them on the Internet. They do go to some other farmer's markets (maybe more in L.A.'s southern region?) and have some award they won a few years ago noted on their banner (best of L.A. or L.A. taste or something like that).

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