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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hot Dogs Rule at "Real" Food Festival




Victor and I attended the Eat Real Food Festival here in Los Angeles this past weekend. It was a beautiful sunny July day which brought out a nice crowd of Los Angeleans mindful of what they consume. The festival had all of the things that you would expect:
  • beverages sweetened without corn syrup
  • cooking/jarring/pickling demonstrations
  • bales of hay to lounge around on
  • a few chickens and a pig
The event was a combination of vendor stalls selling their artisan wares (Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen hot sauce, P.O.P's corn syrup free nut brittle, Marge's Bakery's sweet treats are a few that stood out to me) as well as a bevy of food trucks (Nom Nom, The Hungry Nomad and Me So Hungry to name a few).

While the eats varied from sliders to sushi to banh mi, we decided on some hormone and nitrate free hot dogs from the Let's Be Frank truck. The hot dog we tried was a combination of beef and pork...nice level of spice in the meat, generously sized dog on a fresh, soft bun. I typically feel the smell of a hot dog is more appealing to me than the taste but the Let's Be Frank dog delivered on both smell and taste....definitely a dog I would seek out again which would not be difficult since they are parked at the Helm's Bakery location Wednesday through Sunday 11:30 to 3:30 (4:30 on the weekends).

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