published Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Braly: Street food lacking in area

Street food is growing in cities across the country, and has now been changed to reflect the way America eats, according to a new survey from the Center for Culinary Excellence and Packaged Facts. In larger cities, you’ll find cuisine with global gourmet flavors, such as Indian wraps, Salvadorian pupusas, and arepas from Venezuela. But in Chattanooga, all we have are hot dogs, to the best of my knowledge.

Susan Paden told me via Facebook that her great hot dog cart, an offshoot of her Frazier Avenue terrific restaurant, Good Dog, will start hitting the streets at the corner of Market Street and M.L. King Boulevard on Tuesdays. Great place to grab a dog and have a picnic lunch at Miller Park or Plaza.

I know you can get Indian wraps and pupusas, as well as an explosion of international flavors at restaurants citywide. So why don’t they go to the streets?

If you know of any others, let me know: abraly@timesfreepress.com.

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