Walter Mencken 12:34 p.m., July 24
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.
More like this:
- The price of gringas is about to rise — June 30, 2015
- Getting the lard out of my street food — Feb. 17, 2015
- Popular street food finds a permanent home, for the moment — Jan. 23, 2014
- $4 Lunch: Don Pepe's Tamales — March 15, 2012
- Tamales, Tacos, Flies — Sept. 4, 2009