Call me a curmudgeon, but I find the current trend of glutenous food mash-ups completely baffling. Ramen burger? Don't get the appeal. Cronut? I'm sure it's good, but I don't really care enough to seek one out. Sriracha bacon pop? Um, no. There is and always has been an appropriate medium for this type of experimental gustatory impulse, and that is the hot dog. Hot dogs are meant for ridiculous toppings, or classic toppings, or whatever. Whatever you want to put on a hot dog, short of dessert items, I'm down with that.
B. Rodell Atomic hot link with grilled onions, mustard, chopped onions and garlic chili sauce at Dog E Style
So it was a happy expedition to check out Dog E Style, a new hot dog joint in the heart of Hollywood. The place provides another outlet for cheap food for tourists, and unless you're a die-hard wiener lover, I'm not sure why -- other than tourism -- you'd need Dog E Style's services. But it wouldn't be such a bad thing if you did find yourself in that position.More »