Since 2102, the bacon-wrapped hot dog has been crowned the "Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles" and for many, the kings of the concept are L.A.'s Dirt Dog, soon to be expanding to Las Vegas.
Aiming to debut in April in the Rainbow-Shelbourne Plaza, close to The Sparklings restaurant and taking over a shuttered Cheeburger Cheeburger outpost, Dirt Dog will also bring to Las Vegas their version of couple of Sin City, sinful staples, deep fried Twinkies and Oreos.
Founder Timothy Cam launched the concept near the campus of USC in 2014. Their elevated street food menu offers variations on their house dog, made with "100% premium all beef Nathan's 5/1 dog, wrapped in center cut bacon, topped with grilled onions & red and green bell peppers."
Guests choose between traditional, Portuguese or lobster buns. On top, the peppers are cooked in Thousand Island bacon sauce, with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and bacon bits providing the standard finish. Inside, they add a green chile spread to the bun.
Sides include house made chips, "dirty fries" cooked in beef talllo and the grilled "dirty corn," crowned with crema, Cotija cheese, cilantro, bacon bits and chili powder, served with slice of lime. Mexican sodas and fresh cut coconut beverages are available in L.A.
For the team's first expansion they are already promising the menu will offer Angelenos an authentic "taste of home."