SactoMoFo 3, to be held this Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 to 6 p.m. at the parking lot at 8th & W streets, will be the site of Heavenly Dogs, a new hot dog-themed truck, reports Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Among the 20 expected vendors will be Nicki Smith of Elk Grove, piloting the Heavenly Dog truck built by her husband, Chris Smith. HD is a family-involved dog-centric restaurant that opened in 2008 and features a lot of items from family recipes, such as the tri-tip chili. It's one of our go-to spots when the dog mood is on us. The house-made relishes are great...
Look for a variety of Heavenly Dog's red hots, including a bacon-wrapped version, along with chili cheese fries, garlic fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings.
The mobile food fest was originally scheduled to be held at Power Balance Pavillion, but was moved recently to the 8th & W streets lot. The move allowed the organizers to make the event free.
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