I like the Slaw Dogs – the new gourmet hot dog stand on Upper Lake Avenue here in Pasadena. Been there a couple times since they opened last month.
I also know Catherine de Gastronomer, my favorite food blogger friend who happens to live/work here in Pasadena while finding time during her days off to travel the world to bring me back her food discoveries! Even gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches: which is what she, me, and couple other foodie friends tested last week in Pasadena. But, she’s getting married soon, to a Cal Techer who appears to be intelligent. So her daze of wining, dining, and traveling may soon have to give way to sitting & staying at home more!! Making sure the new hubby is happy, of course.
Then again, I actually expect her to one day be a full-time professional food/restaurant writer. Maybe LA Weekly? For starters. Seriously.
But before that day comes, here is her current restaurant review on the Dogs of Slaw. I have my own opinion on this joint & food, naturally, but her review on this new place is nearly identical to what I would say. So, without further ado, please take note of Catherine’s take on the Slaw:
In between consulting with a hair and make up gal who charged $400 for her services and visiting a bridal store that threatened a $100 rush fee for simple alterations, I gladly dug into some (relatively) cheap hot dogs at The Slaw Dogs. After being gouged left and right, the gourmet wiener shop felt like a sanctuary where brides-to-be could be properly fed without being nickel and dimed. What a relief. (Read More here)
Oh, btw, I did offer to do Catherine’s hair & make-up for half the price quoted above. I’m still waiting on her response.
I’ll add this re Slaw Dogs. If they ever get their weak link fixed (no bun intended) – the bun, then they truly can say as a reviewer in LAist.com wrote last month: “Hot dog stands across Los Angeles should be shaking in their boots right now. Ray Byrne of The Slaw Dogs in Pasadena has taken hot dogs to a whole new level!” and “Little does Pink’s know it, but there’s a new sheriff in town. Move over, little dog. The big dog’s movin’ in!”
For more appetizing restaurant reviews, particularly located outside of Pasadena, please check into Catherine’s Gastronomy blog. She’s a sweetheart with a tasty palate.
I Have to Run. Suddenly Hungry for Some Reason. Hmmm…Well, Stay Thirsty My Friends!