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Richmond: Santo salchicha Mexicano … or holy hot dog, Mexican-style

rworange | Apr 27, 200807:57 PM

St. Cornelius is becoming quite the food destination around the noon Spanish mass. For a while there were a few raspado vendors, a tamale vendor or two and others selling snacks like bags of chicharrons or pink and blue bags of cotton candy.

The hot dog cart caught my eye this morning.

A large griddle was cooking up hot dogs wrapped in bacon. Fresh chopped onions were added to the bacon fat on the grill and nicely browned. The hot dog was topped with the onions, chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, a squirt of catsup and a squiggle of crema … doggy divinity for $2.50.

This was the first decent Mexican hot dog I’ve had since reading tantalizing descriptions of them years ago on chowhound.

The corner was busy. Another woman was whipping up some sort of pink crema. I’m not sure what she was selling though. Close by there were fresh fruit cups and I’m guessing Mexican corn. The churro guy wasn’t there this week, but I haven’t seen him lately.

There were about a dozen vendors closer to the entrance of the church, but I had other plans.

I did put off my plans for brunch at Eccolo though. When the food gods call … one must answer … and when they call outside a church … well … it would have been a sin not to stop.

St Cornelius Catholic Church
205 28th St, Richmond, CA

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