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The Grindhouse Food Truck
Charley the Singing Hot Dog Man helps us tackle the Corridor Sausage guys' new truck

Detroit

Besides being what 7th grade you thought was a totally awesome nickname for your mom's basement, The Grindhouse is apparently also a food truck, thoughtfully brought to you by the Corridor Sausage guys, and thoughtfully taste-tested by us with help from Charley, or, as you might know him, Charley the Singing Hot Dog Man.

This is the truck. Thanks to the work of Red Beard Customs (also behind Mac Shack and El Guapo), this retrofitted Ohio newspaper-deliverer turned food truck was lowered to make the service counter accessible to children/vertically-challenged Thrillist editors.

As you can see, Charley was super intrigued with the Scotch eggs, herbed sausage corndogs, chorizo gravy poutine, and Hungarian fried pizzas, but he's sticking to the dogs. As any self-respecting, opera-singing, Comerica Park hotdog-slinger would.


First up: the Fig, a Moroccan-style lamb & fig sausage with a beet and citrus slaw, topped off with chevre cheese.

Little known Charley facts: a) his day job's at the nearby Claymore Shop, where he's been suiting others (as well as himself) for the last 15yrs, and b) he really likes Moroccan-style lamb & fig sausage with a beet and citrus slaw, topped off with chevre cheese.

Next at bat is the Vietnamese, a (you're not gonna believe this...) Vietnamese-style chicken sausage with cucumbers, pickled carrots & daikon, sprinkled with fried shallots & a squirt of Sriracha aioli.

Judging by the hook of the elbow, firm grip, elongated neck, and strong bite, this guy's a pro.

The lineup's heavy hitter is the guac-, cheddar-, and Cholula aioli-laden beef & pork Chipotle sausage.

Charley takes on the behemoth face-first, sacrificing his nose in the process but never the suit. Never the suit.

After a belly-busting battle, Charley declares the Fig his favorite, because much like with him, with this one, "everything was in harmony."

The Grindhouse will be popping up all over the metro area, including weekly Saturday stops at Eastern Market, so there're plenty of opportunities to try the whole menu... maybe just not all in one sitting, especially if you plan on impressing any chicks in mom's basement.

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