Dear lord! I had no idea that one weekend of the Rogue Festival would leave me so battered, bruised and exhausted. Not to mention exhilerated and virtually bursting at the seams with pleasure at being exposed to so much artistic energy. And somewhere in all of this we managed to get out at eat at a few spots
Tower Dogs. They're known for running various imaginative specials on top of their usual menu. This month's was a very intriguing corned beef and cabbage dog. And unlike the caliente dog or their cali(fornia) dog, this one needs some serious re-thinking. The corned beef that is wrapped around their usual sausage comes out too crispy from being fried, as well as having no real corned beef flavor. Same goes for the diced and sautee'd cabbage. Poor, mushy texture and zero cabbage flavor. Most of the time I'm overjoyed with my dog from them, but this one was a bit of a flop. Points that could be improved, steam your cabbage and corned beef together! Crockpot those bad boys together the night before, shred the corned beef and slice down the cabbage, portion and refrigerate. When it comes time to serve, take a portion, toss into the saute pan and add on top of the dog. In theory that will enhance the flavor of both and maintain the texture one wants when dealing with corned beef and cabbage.