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Photo by Melina Rodriguez // AMP Radio

Photo by Melina Rodriguez // AMP Radio

Carson Carson Daly
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Earlier this morning, Carson was getting on Producer Angie’s case for inviting another hot dog truck to Food Truck Friday, but hey, we can’t help it that hot dogs are delicious and everyone wants to serve to them us!

We figure if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, so we warmly welcomed Dogtown Dogs to the AMP Radio studio today.

Even Carson and his high cholesterol count couldn’t resist, so you know it’s delicious!

Owners Jonathan and Mike swung by this morning to explain to Carson what Dogtown Dogs is all about:

Mike came up with the idea to start selling hot dogs way back in the early 2000s when he was bar tending in NYC.

Eventually, he moved across the country, settling down right here in Santa Monica, and became the general manager for a local hotspot.

He ended hiring Jonathan to work the door and the two struck up a partnership together to create Dogtown Dogs.

The truck launched at the beginning of LA’s food truck craze in November of 2009.

We know some of you may be thinking, “What’s so difficult about making a hot dog.” Well, Dogtown Dogs has turned it into an art.

They describe their food as sophisticated variations of traditional favorites with an innovative spin and we couldn’t agree more.

Take their Morning Commute dog. They start with your basic wiener and bun, but then it’s wrapped in hardwood smoked bacon and topped with a fried egg. Yes, finally a hot dog that’s appropriate for breakfast!

The California Dog is a delicious choice if you’re looking for something a little more fresh. The dog comes with avocado, arugula, basil aioli, tomatoes, fried onions and a light vinaigrette.

But if you like to keep it real, the Trailer Trash dog is a slam dunk. This one comes with an all-beef dog that’s topped with chili, nacho cheese, and Frito’s corn chips!

All you vegetarians can take part in the fun as well. Besides their veggie portabello mushroom option, all the franks on their menu can be substituted for a soy dog.

There was plenty of food to go around, so Carson thought it’d be fun to send Dogtown Dogs to the office of one YOU out there!

Congratulations to Kevin in Los Angeles! He got hooked up with a free lunch for himself and his entire office!

Didn’t win today? Don’t sweat it. Each week, a new truck stops by, so get those dialing fingers ready on Friday morning!

Then again, if you need some Dogtown Dogs and you need them now, take a look at their handy dandy website or better yet, follow them on Twitter!

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