(This truck is MIA and was seen at:)
3047 Westerville Rd. (corner of Oakland park Ave)
Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
How’s this for a new ‘first’? Super Dogos is the first truck we’ve encountered to sell menu items that are banned in Los Angeles!
I mean, c’mon, LA… there really isn’t anything more natural, more inevitable, more goshdarnitall RIGHT than wrapping hot dogs in bacon, is there?
Or, at least, that’s how Super Dogo’s owners see it, and with good reason – the bacon-wrapped dog has a long history in Mexico, and particularly in their native region of Sonora. Mexican immigrants have been selling these dogs all over on the west coast (or at least where allowed by law) for quite some time. Now, thanks to Super Dogos, it’s Columbus’s turn.
Before we discuss particulars, though, let’s answer the question that’s undoubtedly in your head – isn’t this Taco Trucks Columbus? Right enough you are, and while Super Dogos obviously specializes in dogs, they *just* slide in under our purview through also selling fish tacos. Regrettably, these weren’t available when we visited – they’d had brisk business and sold out – but they tell us that they’re offering tilapia fish tacos daily, and fried catfish tacos as an occasional specialty. Next time we make it back, we’ll check ’em out.
So let’s talk bacon dogs. We sampled two kinds – The Sonora and the Guayson. The Sonora was topped with grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce, beans, corn & cucumber relish, mushrooms, mayo and avocado sauce. The Guayson featured grilled onions, tomatoes, cheese, mayo, mustard and avocado sauce. Both were darned good, and both will definitely keep you on top of your napkin game.
Still craving more bacon? Check out the frijoles charros – a nicely spiced bean soup spiked with a generous quantity of our favorite pork product – especially satisfying on a freakishly cool and rainy July day. Feeling like you’re missing your veggies? How about a whole (mild) jalapeno torito – stuffed with mozzarella and wrapped in (drum roll please…) bacon.
Last among the menu items we sampled was a funny little curiosity called ‘salchi pulpos’, which roughly translates to ‘octopus sausage’. Salchi pulpos starts as your typical hot dog, and is sliced into strips that go about 3/4 the way up the length of it. After being tossed into the fryer these strips curl up, and the results look like a pokemon-esque caricature of an octopus. Top with the condiments of your choice, and start pulling off tentacles. Fun for kids of all ages.
With all the buzz surrounding Dirty Franks, I asked Angel (the husband of the duo) if he’d ever heard of them. “Yes!” was his vigorous response, “I want to have over 25 menu items myself!”. With goals like that, these guys should be an interesting one to watch.