>Food trucks are the craze right now and another one of the trucks featured at the Go Go Gourmet Charity Event was Taco Dawg. I’d heard that there was such a truck but I wasn’t completely sure what it served — was it a taco? was it a hotdog? was it both? I guess the answer is, they serve tacos and hotdogs. There was a lot on the menu to sift through and it too us a while to order because nothing really jumped out at us from the get-go. So we got the Taco Dawg — purely because that’s their name and we thought it’s gotta be their signature item right? And the Cowboy Dawg (pictured) because the fried onions sounded like it would be a good thing.
Basically, the Cowboy dawg is a bacon-wrapped hotdog topped with chipotle sauce and fried onion rings. The bacon wasn’t completely rendered through so there were still some white grisly fatty chewy bits on there — rather unplesant if you ask me. This is the second time now I’ve seen a gourmet food truck sell a bacon-wrapped dog with the bacon this way — the other place is Piaggio. The downtown LA bacon-wrapped dog vendors does them so well I don’t understand why it is so hard for gourmet trucks to follow suit. The Cowboy Dawg itself wasn’t bad, it wasn’t fantastic, but still good.
The namesake Taco Dawg is a hotdog topped with ground beef, chopped tomatoes and lettuce. I thought the Cowboy dawg was decent enough although the ground beef did taste like how you make it at home with Lawry’s seasoning. It was just a dog with taco ingredients on top — lettuce, tomatoes — but it wasn’t like your authentic taco toppings but rather a gringo-taco.
I thought the prices were reasonable and if I was super hungry and Taco Dawg was in the area, I would probably get one, but I wouldn’t hunt them out, chase them down, just to get one if you know what I mean.You can dress it up with various toppings but it’s still a hotdog. I didn’t get to taste the tacos — maybe that should be the next item I try if I see them parked somewhere.
Taco Dawg Tel: 949-689-9030
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