Street Food in Peril: LA Cracking Down on Bacon Hot Dogs
OK, it's not quite the '92 riots, but the Los Angeles streets are indeed boiling over with the latest friction between cops and everyday folks. The burning topic this time: Bacon hot dogs.
A marquee staple of LA street food, bacon wrapped hot dogs have been declared unsafe by the LA Health Department, which deems bacon too risky health-wise to be fully cooked on the street. The cops have subsequently cracked down on the pork-on-pork action, ticketing offending vendors. Earlier this year, Drew Carey took to the streets for reason.tv to investigate. (He's sympathetic to the hot dog vendors, if you couldn't guess.)
Now LAist reports that just last week, there was a major bust right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with police literally picking up hot dog carts and throwing them in the garbage. What gives, law enforcement? Those dogs were the only decent eats on Hollywood Boulevard!