Walter Mencken 11 a.m., Nov. 27
Dogs for UH
Two of the best street foods join forces in one liquor store parking lot.
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.
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.
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- $4 Lunch: Don Pepe's Tamales — March 15, 2012
- Tamales, Tacos, Flies — Sept. 4, 2009
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