This movie got me thinking about my latest pipe dream (the previous one being a Bourdain-esque culinary-travel TV show): gourmet hot dog food truck! Like the Cubanos Carl makes in Chef, hot dogs are the ultimate street food. (And next to pizza, my favorite.)
All beef dog with caramelized onions, melted gruyere cheese and sauce of mayo, Dijon mustard and diced cornichons, all served on a baguette
Turkey sausage, diced avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro
Pork sausage with Manchego and smoked Spanish paprika aioli
Pork dog with roasted pineapple and jalapeño salsa
Pork dog with slaw and Carolina style BBQ sauce
Beef dog with chimichurri sauce and diced red onion
The Big Easy
Pork dog with olive salad and remoulade sauce
Beef dog with chipotle ketchup and banana peppers.
But, at the end of the day, these two dogs turned out pretty good.
Maybe, just maybe, I’ve got a future in the food truck business! And if one of my readers out there happens to have a spare $250,000 laying around and thinks a gourmet hot dog food truck sounds like a good investment, then give me a call!