Imagine my surprise, after enjoying the 58th edition of the Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade in Roseville, CA, that I spied not one, but two carts of vendors, selling bacon wrapped hot dogs! Am I in Tijuana, or in Roseville, 550 miles north of the border? Meadow Farms Sausage Company had today's bacon-wrapped hot dog bases covered with amazing, grilled, bacon wrapped hot dogs, in downtown Roseville!
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Photo: Say it isn't so... but it's happening... really... as bacon-wrapped hot dogs, being sold from a street vendor in downtown Roseville! I haven't enjoyed a bacon-wrapped hot dog since my last visit to Tijuana, Mexico!
Meadow Farms Sausage Company somehow made their way up to Roseville, from Los Angeles, and set up a couple of mobile kitchens, to sell amazing bacon-wrapped hot dogs, complete with grilled onion and pepper, after the 58th Annual Sylvia Besama Holiday Parade.
It's just a little after 11:30 on Saturday morning, November 23, 2019, and I'm in the mood to enjoy a couple of bacon-wrapped hot dogs from Meadow Farms Sausage Co., in downtown Roseville, CA.
Photo: The sign on the cart says, "Meadow Farms Sausage Co., LA's Original Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog," but I say "wonderful" as the hot dog gal prepares to make me a complete hot dog, as grilled from her cart.
Photo: I've lived in Roseville for 25 years, and I've never seen hot dogs, grilled on the street, bacon-wrapped, complete with grilled onion, bell pepper, and sliced jalapeņo pepper on the side.
As I was watching the parade, I could savor the smell of hot dogs cooking on the grill, but I really didn't believe what I was smelling until the parade was finished. Then... I became a true believer in bacon-wrapped hot dogs, in downtown Roseville!
Photo: I requested mayonnaise and mustard for my hot dog - hold the ketchup - and my hot dog gal applied mayonnaise with a lot of skill. Sadly, I didn't catch her name, as she didn't speak a whole lot of English.
Photo: My hot dog gal presents my bacon-wrapped hot dog to me, with a somewhat pensive smile. Before today, I've never had the pleasure to enjoy a bacon-wrapped hot dog in downtown Roseville.
Photo: I'm all smiles, as I'm ready to enjoy a lunch of a bacon-wrapped hot dog from Meadow Farms Sausage Co., as my hot dog gal prepares another "dog" for the friendly bystander who took my photo.
Photo: Bacon wrapped hot dog, grilled on a cart, while you watch. How often does this happen in downtown Roseville?
Meadow Farms Sausage Company makes their own hot dogs from their factory, so you get a home-grown - imported from Los Angeles - quarter-pound hot dog, that is perfectly grilled on the propane-fired grill, as you watch the friendly gal perfecting her trade. When you bite into the "dog," it snaps! Yes, that means the skin is natural, and the "dog" is the way a "dog" should be... perfect, fresh and with "natural" casing.
Grilled onion and bell peppers are offered for your "dog" - bring it on - and if you're really adventuresome, you can add sliced jalapiņo pepper for an extra taste sensation. Condiments offered include ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard. I asked the gal to hold the ketchup, and I enjoyed mustard and mayonnaise on my delicious dog.
I've never enjoyed a bacon-wrapped hot dog on the streets of downtown Roseville until today! This hot dog was sensational! At $5.00 a "dog" it had to be good and it was... delicious. Not exactly "cheap," but worth every dollar to enjoy a hot dog, worthy of being served on the streets of Tijuana.
Meadow Farms Sausage Company serves an amazing bacon-wrapped hot dog on city streets! When are grilling hot dogs in your town, pay a visit, as you'll love their bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
Photo: Another Meadow Farms Sausage Company cart, another friendly vendor, and another customer who is ready to enjoy a bacon-wrapped hot dog, in downtown Roseville.
Photo: One bacon-wrapped hot dog wasn't enough, so when I came across the second gal selling these delicious hot dogs, I said "Yes!" She presented my hot dog to me, with a smile.
Photo: I'm happy to enjoy an amazing bacon-wrapped hot dog, and I have a smile on my face! Thanks to a friendly bystander who took my photo.
Photo: Bacon wrapped hot dog, as grilled by Meadow Farms Sausage Company, on Vernon Street, in downtown Roseville.
You enjoy a juicy, quarter-pound hot dog that "snaps" when you bite into it, grilled before your eyes. The "dog" is wrapped in bacon, and grilled... yes it's grilled as you watch. Onion and peppers are grilled and are added to your "dog" on your request. In my case... YES!!! I added mustard and mayonnaise as my condiments... hold the ketchup, as that's for kids.
My only complaint was the price, as $5.00 a "dog," felt it was on the "steep" side, and the bun was just a regular bun, that came out of a "eight pack" store-purchased wrapper. But... bacon-wrapped hot dogs in downtown Roseville? Yowzaaah!!!
Great bacon-wrapped hot dogs and a very unique, hot dog experience to Roseville, as there's nothing else like it... I've lived here for nearly a quarter of a centaury, and I've never seen a bacon-wrapped hot dog vendor on Vernon Street before. Meadow Farms Sausage Company is a welcome addition to any event, or holiday parade in Roseville, CA! Come back for the next parade, or any other event...
Meadow Farms Sausage Co.
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