Trying daring, international cuisines can enrich your palate with its litany of exotic flavors, sadly none of which taste like hot dogs. Until now, in Pasadena, at The Slaw Dogs.
From a longtime restaurateur (Sunset, Il Fornaio, etc) SD is a cozy, light-wood-enhanced, casual hot-doggery, serving up an alarmingly large collection of different cased meats (Vienna all beef/spicy chicken sausage/Bavarian bratwurst, etc) topped with a customizable mess of international flavors, but not international Flavas, since no one wants crabs. Along with homemade, slicked up sauces (curry ketchup, chipotle mayo, creamy oriental sesame sauce), they've also got a schload of global add-on ingredients, ranging from kimchi, to guac, to truffle oil, to an in-house Newcastle-infused chili, which is much hotter than the in-house T-boz. If you're not feeling creative, they've also got specialties, like the Green Monster (roasted green chili, chipotle mayo, grilled onion, pepperjack, spicy garlic salsa), the Thai Slaw Dog (chicken sausage, spicy peanut-coconut satay dressing, cilantro-carrot slaw, crushed peanuts, sriracha aioli), rotating specials like a concoction w/ mint grilled onions, house-pickled habanero, and kumquat chutney, and a forthcoming hoisin-slathered Pork Belly dog, which only responds to the commands "sit" and "make my stomach cramp".
Though it's non-alcoholic for now, they're soon expecting a beer and wine license, and'll be serving both local and international microbrews, which'll enrich your palate with exotic flavors, and your night with exotic dancers, now that you think it's an awesome idea to go to Cocoon.