We scoured the Conejo, searched Simi, careened through Camarillo and
made our way around Moorpark searching for the best hot dogs in town.
Here are our favorites, in all of their juicy, hot, spicy perfection.
Photos by Michael Coons
Sooo Cali Dog
Break off a three-bun section of King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. Butter two sides of the bun and place on the grill until lightly browned. Slice open the side of the bun. Layer several wild arugula leaves and the hot dog. On one side of the dog, place two thin tomato slices. Layer two or three slices of avocado on the other side of the dog. Top with crispy fried onions. Squirt a zigzag of spicy aioli sauce on top.
Courtesy of DOG HAUS
50 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Wrap hot dog in bacon slice and grill. Place in bun, top with baked beans and a generous scoop of Creamy Kickin’ Coleslaw.
DAYNE’S CREAMY KICKIN’ COLESLAW
½ cup distilled white vinegar
½ cup sugar
2 cups mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
Sriracha hot sauce 1 tbsp.
Mix vinegar, sugar and salt until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and whisk well. Add to shredded cabbage of choice.
Courtesy of DAYNE’S
Slice roll open and generously sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese. Melt cheese. Add hot dog, chopped bacon, chopped tomato, avocado slices. Top with mayonnaise to taste
Courtesy of CRONIES
5687 Kanan Road
1620 Newbury Road
2752 Cochran St.
370 N. Lantana St.
Assembly is simple. Place the dog in the bun, add a generous squirt of brown mustard, smother with squeezed cheddar cheese and top with seasoned onions. Chili is optional.
Courtesy of SMILEY’S
2649 Townsgate Road