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University Heights’ street food scene is exploding!

Well, sort of.

I cruised by the liquor store at Texas and Meade the other day and espied the new arrival of a food cart in the parking lot. The combination outfit features Don Pepe’s excellent tamales and a hot dog cart that serves up “doggos” in south-of-the-border style, i.e. wrapped in bacon and smothered in toppings.

I had to grab a “Sonoran” hot dog (topped with onions, salsa, tomatoes, and mayo), on top of which I added some crushed potato chips.

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The chips were totally bomb on the dog; little crispy bits that snapped and cracked and gave the hot dog the one thing it wants the most--texture.

Hot dogs are $3 each and tamales (I like the coconut and pineapple best) are only $2. Both are excellent and supremely convenient for anybody traversing the Texas Street corridor.

Time will tell if the location proves profitable for the vendors. I hope lots of people get out of their cars and grab a quickie dog so that the carts have an incentive to stick around.

Hint hint.

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Comments

Andy Boyd Jan. 17, 2013 @ 9:08 a.m.

Hey! That's 5' from my house. Swing by next time.

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Ian Pike Jan. 17, 2013 @ 10:10 a.m.

Lucky guy, so close to the delicious hot dogs and tamales.

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