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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dog Haus Burbank

THE ACTOR’S DIET — Dog Haus Burbank — by Lynn Chen

I’m a big fan of the Dog Haus franchise – my first experience with them was at a preview for The Taste, then I visited their two Pasadena branches. Now they’ve opened a Burbank location, across from the WB Lot in an old Taco Bell, and we were invited to check out the menu.

Place. Was. Bumpin.

I’ve never seen so many beverage options – bottled AND fountain sodas, tap water, boxed water, juices, YooHoo (<—remember that stuff?!?)…

…and shakes! My little cousin Finn, ordered a Chocolate one.

I stuck with the Actor’s Diet Special (at least, that’s what I’m calling it) – a customized turkey dog with Kimchi, Pickles, and Roasted Red Peppers on a lettuce bun.

As weird as it sounds, this was actually fantastic. You can get any of their dogs/sausages/burgers done “protein style” like this…

…or if you prefer, on a French roll, or their standard King’s Hawaiian buns. This was their “Downtown Dog” – bacon wrapped, with caramelized onions, roasted bell peppers, mustard, ketchup (and usually mayo but Finn didn’t want any).

The dudes tried (almost) every side on the menu – tater tots, onion rings…

…fries (regular and sweet potato)…

…and a whole bunch of sauces – Abe’s favorite was the Green Onion and Sesame Aioli.

I got to try a bit of the sauce on the slaws – they’re delicious and homemade (or, haus-made).

Abe was REALLY blown away by his two vegetarian options…

…a “Little Mule” Burger with Fried Egg, White American and Cotija Cheese, Tomatillo Sauce, Chipotle Aioli, Avocado…

…and “Another Night in Bangkok” – Spicy Thai Red Currywurst, Peanut Sauce, Asian Slaw, Crushed Peanuts, and an Italian Veggie Sausage.

We agreed that the next time we couldn’t figure out where to go for a last-minute dinner, we’d drive into the Valley for some more Dog Haus. Love how low-key, no-fuss, and downright delicious this place is.

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