Why is food more fun if you eat it from a cart? I don’t know, but It Is.
Henry and I took a quick trip to check out the new hot dog stand at the Tollefson Plaza in Tacoma. The plaza is that funky, step looking area where the ice rink was last month, just across from the art museum. T-Town Hot Dogs’ little cart is on the corner; you can’t miss it.
The dogs will run you just a couple bucks a piece, and they’re a nice size. Importantly, there is just the right amount of both bun and hot dog. The usual assortment of condiments is offered. Henry is a purist, so he went with ketchup, mustard, and extra relish. If you’re a little squeamish about cart food, let me assure you that the food handling permit was right there, Ken was fully gloved-up, and the cart looked spiffy clean. Definitely cleaner than my kitchen.
The dog itself is tasty, with a nice skin. It reminded me of a good ballpark hotdog. Not Ballpark; ballpark. I had only a small sample, as I am recently back on the Prilosec, and it just seemed like tempting fate. Henry gobbled his right up.
I probably wouldn’t make a trip Just for a hot dog, but I think this is a nice addition to your kid friendly, downtown dining options. Henry considers hot dogs a major food group, and he asked me to tell you he gave his, “A 100.” There you go. Do note that this is a cash only operation. You’ll also need some to pay the parking meter, unless you want to do something clever like park at the T-Dome Station and take the link.