New hot dog shop The Slaw Dogs follows the Los Angeles mini-trend of upscale franks. Vienna Beef dogs are the base, firm and tasty, and the list of toppings is almost overwhelming, says inlikeflt. You get three free toppings with any dog, but you can order as many as you like if you’re willing to pay extra.

The menu is quite ambitious, says Peripatetic, with toppings like kimchee, truffle oil, and Thai cole slaw. Slaw Dogs will also deep-fry or charbroil dogs on request.

Peripatetic went old-school with the Original Dog, with chili, cheese, mustard, onions, and cole slaw. “The chili was very good (made with Newcastle Ale), done in the perfect style for chili dogs and chili fries,” says Peripatetic. “All around, a very welcome addition to the neighborhood.”

The Slaw Dogs [San Gabriel Valley]
720 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena

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