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Steven's Dogs | Pedregal Playitas | Ensenada

Melanie Wong | Feb 7, 201811:47 AM     1

Steven's Dogs, located across the highway and up the hill from the Hotel Coral, was a great find. Unfortunately, it suspended operation a month after our visit in June 2017. But the owner is trying to reopen, so I'm posting as a way of encouraging his efforts.

Steven's Dogs would open at night in what seemed to be a two-car garage in a residential neighborhood, complete with tables and chairs for eating on-site.

Unlike the Sonoran-style hot dog that wraps a strip of bacon around the hot dog, the pieces of bacon were cooked individually on the plancha with the grilled onions. The owner believes that this ensures more even cooking and retains the crispness.

Most things were made from scratch. The chile (with beans) and even the light and tender rolls were house-made.

The night we were there, the condiment tray included peanut sauce, cured carrots and jalapeños, and an excellent chimichurri sauce.

This was the regular hot dog, and indeed the bacon contribution was a cut above. And those fluffy buns were the stuff of dreams.

We also tried the Italian dog that includes pepperoni, shown here dressed with chimichurri sauce. Loved those sweet and slightly crisp onions.

The owner gave me a sample of his chili fries. Intensely flavored hand-cut, fried potatoes though not crispy, and some of that delectable chili. It's a testament to the quality of food served here that we could be so excited about eating these hot dogs and fries after a splendid Michelin-star level dinner at TrasLomita.

I made the faux pas of calling the hot doggero, Steven. He gently corrected me by explaining that his cart is named after Harry M. Stevens who is credited with inventing the hot dog. So once again, I don't know the name of this hot dog chef. Though nameless, he is talented, a student of history, and bears a striking resemblance to a young Jean-Paul Belmondo, plus rocking a pompadour! Let's hope he finds a new venue soon

Steven's Dogs

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