One of Canberra’s most loved food vans, BrodDogs, has found a new home on Braddon’s Lonsdale Street.
The bright-red gourmet hotdog van (a renovated version of the old Brodburger caravan), officially opened for business at urban village The Hamlet this week.
Owner Joelle Bou-Jaoude says she’s excited that BrodDogs has joined Braddon’s rapidly growing food van community, which will also count Spit Shack, Nookie Espresso, The Brathaus and Dream Cuisine and Mr Papa among its members in the coming weeks.
“It’s lovely for all of us to be here in one place serving great food. We’ve actually just introduced puppy-sized hotdogs so that you can eat a BrodDogs hotdog and still have room to try food from the other vendors,” she says.
If you’re a BrodDogs newbie, Joelle recommends the Broddog (a hotdog with bacon, coleslaw, pickles, ketchup and corn relish, topped with sweet potato ribbons and shaved gruyere cheese), or the chilli cheese dog (a hotdog with beef chilli sauce, fondue cheese sauce, corn relish and shaved gruyere cheese.
As you might expect, these gourmet hotdogs are made with gourmet ingredients. BrodDogs’ hotdogs are made locally by Richard ODell at Griffith Butchery, with natural casings and no preservatives. The hotdog buns are baked fresh daily too.
You also won’t find grated cheddar cheese or boring toppings at BrodDogs. Instead, choose from sauerkraut & triple smoked pork belly, seasoned fried popcorn cauliflower, homemade eggless aioli or freshly shaved gruyere cheese.
BrodDogs is open from 12pm every day, and while opening hours vary, Joelle says that it will be open late from Thursday to Saturday – perfect for a 1am snack after a big night out.
Try a BrodDogs hotdog today at The Hamlet, 16 Lonsdale Street Braddon, from 12pm Monday to Sunday.