I first heard about Slaw Dogs on the Food Network's Guy Fieri's DDD (if you don't know what I mean by DDD, then go to the Food Network and look it up, as we say at WesternU, "PBL it."). I made a note on my To Do List: bomb dog - Pasadena. Later on, in my veterinarian mind set I read the note and wondered to myself, What bomb dog do I know in Pasadena? I know a bomb dog in Orange County and one in the Bay Area. I don't know one in Pasadena.". It took me a few to recall the signature hit dog at Slaw Dogs is the Bomb or the TNT! www.theslawdogs.com
I have enjoyed several Slaw Dogs now. The TNT Super Dog (AKA the "Good Timer") is the must try. It is enormous so bring your appetite. A 12 inch rippered dog with chili, cheese, bacon, pastrami, fries, grilled onions and a fried egg in a tortilla. Incredible. The Thai Slaw Dog is a fusion delight: chicken sausage, spicy peanut satay dressing, cilantro-carrot slaw with spicey sesame mayo. The Reuben Dog delivers the the classic doggie version - pastrami with Russian Dressing on rye & a spicy Polish to finish. Today's special, Mac-n-cheese Dog starts off as expected with great Mac-n-cheese on a dog, then you make it Slaw Dog Special by adding grilled onions, bacon and a thin layer of Dijon mustard. The Dijon is just the subtle kick that is unexpected. They don't over do the mustard, it is just enough to know it is there and to tilt the combination towards a new taste result. It's the same that is accomplished in the TNT and the thin layer of chili that is used. It is enough to tease the palette without overwhelming the overall taste.
Great News - new locations are coming soon including a location on Buena Vista in Duarte! This is near the City of Hope and one of the regular Veterinary Nomad stops!
Diane McClure, Veterinary Nomad
Journal Entry. 3-7-2012
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