As the trend to leave no junk food ungentrified hurtles forward, gourmet hot dogs have arrived in Los Angeles from (where else?) San Francisco. Sue Moore’s Let’s Be Frank cart features grass-fed beef hot dogs and bratwursts of Berkshire pork.
The dogs are great, plump, snappy, and bursting out of their buns, says Mattapoisett in LA. The brats are flavorful, but they don’t have that snap. sku, however, finds both lacking in spice, and kevin notes that the dog has a grainier texture than your average Hebrew National.
They’re certainly treated with care, cooked to order or at least in small batches—steamed, then finished on the griddle. There’s also homemade sauerkraut and relish, deli brown mustard, yellow mustard, ketchup, and a constantly refreshed pile of grilled onions.
Dogs are $5.
Let’s Be Frank cart [Westside–Inland]
Helms Avenue between Washington and Venice, Culver City
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