• IAJE Day 2 - Street Food

    January 10, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Bozo’s dogs

    "Make me one with everything."

    That's the punchline, anyway. Of course, I'm not a practitioner of Zen. After eight years in New York, however, I've learned to appreciate the value of the city's best street food vendors. My first experience with the trade was in my hometown, where the Lucky Dog vendors rule the French Quarter (ever read Confederacy of Dunces?).

    When I'm at IAJE, I barely have time to tie my shoes. Or eat on a schedule. So when Bozo's Red Hots parked their truck in front of the Convention Center, they hit the jackpot. Take a look at the chow:

    Bozo dog

    That's a 12-inch sausage with a large helping of poutine, a dish that should have been invented in New Orleans. Take a mountain of chunky fries. Add mozzarella cheese, and make it all swim in a pool of rich, brown gravy. Have a defibrillator standing by.

    There's nothing quite like approaching a parked vehicle and asking two guys who look like Hell's Angels for meat products, while the boombox inside is blaring Canadian heavy metal. That, my friends, is the sweet taste of freedom... - Josh

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