Since all of you are out slingin’ dogs, I will keep this going for the newbies…
Still working on the dog thing. Out here people aren’t dog specific (Vienna, Sabretts etc.) I just need to find a good dog at a good price. I will let you know how my experiments work out.
I got my cart on Craiglist. I looked at ebay but didn’t trust anyone and didn’t want to pay all that shipping.
Today I will get the hitch set up on my truck. I am on hold with the insurance people as I type this. Today liability insurance. Tomorrow I need to get the cart inspected then take health approval papers to county for peddlers permit. Every county is different. Then I wait for 2-4 weeks (yawn) for permit.
Here is some newbie advice. When you do your business plan (or write out numbers on the back of an envelope while drinking a giant glass of red wine like me 🙂 ) Make sure you overbudget! Everything costs money and make room for expenses you don’t anticipate.
Congrats that all is working out. I’m excited for you.
You think your happy now, wait until you have a big pile of money on the table from a hard weeks effort. Thats when its time to celebrate!!!
Considering your in California, heck, you can probably leave them on top of the cart and they’ll steam themselves! [:p]
Best of luck there! Get someone to snap some pictures of you in action, and post them here…
Thanks Uncle for the link!
Ok, another dry run. I had a beer, or 2 [:D], and got brave lol… Cut potatos in 1/4th’s with sliced onion and a few cloves of garlic. Steamed them for a bit, Maybe 15-20 minutes. Then, I added Kielbasa for about 8-10 minutes. Came out awesome. I also steamed some corn tortillas for about 1 1/2 minute. Came out awesome!!
I also cooked some cheap dogs and just threw the buns in at the last 2 minutes and they were perfect! Even my 5 year olds’ half eaten dog is still soft an hour later.
So I guess it really is trial and error. I am sure 2 minutes isn’t long for a bun but once I get the hang of it and can sort of anticipate my crowd I should get bun control under control so I can have them ready! [:p]
Hey Chopperchick.. Common problem there.. Check out this thread:
Ok, so I did a dry run with the neighborhood. Only thing that went wrong was my buns were too steamed. On average, How long does it take a dog to steam and a bun? Also, I was using the same pan for hot dogs since I only did a few. Did I mess up the buns by sharing a pan? I am assuming the dog to bun ratio shouldn’t be equal and that is what I did. Dogs were done, buns overdone….
Hot dog cart- Trial Run
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