Mel’s Diner

Sharp Knives, Raw Meat and Fire

BACON DOGS

Hot Dogs + Bacon = Controversy?  In LA, yes, it does.

How two of the happiest things in the world could be causing such problems is beyond me, but hey – it’s the left coast and no one knows what’s going on there.  It seems a favorite street food is bacon wrapped hot dogs and nothing in the world could make more sense to me, except if they were cheese filled and deep fried, that is.

But, like so many things we have in our kitchen, bacon is classified as a “hazardous” food and therefore special handling and equipment is required whenever you deal with bacon.  And street vendors, do you think they have all of the equipment required by “the man”?  No way.  So, cops are cracking down on these vendors, coming in garbage trucks and tossing all the food AND THE CARTS into the truck and hauling the vendors off to jail time.  Thank God the people of LA are protected from violent pork products – I’m sure everyone sleeps better.

Here’s a link to Drew Carey’s reason.tv show on the illicit bacon-dog trade.  I can’t for the life of me get it to embed.

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September 16, 2008 - Posted by | Random Blather

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