Those bacon-wrapped hot dogs outside the club, that fruit from a cart on the corner, the ice cream from the bell-ringing pusher down the block? They're all illegal, which as the great Jonathan Gold might tell you, is probably the best kind of food anyway. Edibles sold on sidewalks in L.A. are verboten, no matter how good they taste.
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The thing is, cart-based street food in this most Mexican of American cities is a way of life, a part of our culture. The bacon-wrapped hot dog is said to be the official hot dog of L.A. Now there's an effort at City Hall to legalize it, and the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign is cheering it on:More »