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Farmers’ market vendor Doggos Gus now serves their Tijuana-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs at North Park’s Twisted Taps

— San Diego Magazine

Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival draws thousands over Memorial Day weekend

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Mexican gourmet hot dogs, booths, dancing, entertainment and more food selections; such were the offerings at the 8th annual Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival held on May 28. The main theme was honoring heroes for this Memorial Day tinged event held on the first day of many Americans’ three day holiday.

— The East County Californian

The best Hot Dogs in Southern California

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The Doggos Gus food stand located in San Diego, is well renowned for serving some of the best Hot Dogs in Southern California. It also offers other signature menu items including: Agua Fresca’s Horchata, Mexican chips and desserts. Doggos Gus has a strong commitment to quality and freshness. Freshly made salsas, beans, and gourmet bread are a cornerstone of this food stand. All of their turkey sausage and turkey bacon are grilled to perfection over the griddle. You even get a free smile with every one of their Famous Mexican Hotdogs. Heeechaaaloo!!!

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— Food Truck Catering

“Bacon wrapped hotdogs”

Trip Advisor

Topnotch golf courses, art galleries and seals share the dramatic oceanside landscape of La Jolla, an affluent community 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. Swimmers, snorkelers and kayakers dip into La Jolla Cove, where the protected waters shield an abundance of bright orange Garibaldi fish and sea caves indent the cliffs. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the family-friendly Birch Aquarium and the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse deliver breaks from the sun.

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— Trip Advisor

Tijuana-Style Hot Dogs Emerge in Imperial Beach


A farmers market favorite specializing in Tijuana-style hot dogs has found a place to land in Imperial Beach. Doggos Gus is now sharing a kitchen with Imperial Beach Buns, the quick-service burger spot run by City Tacos that replaced the former I.B. Street Tacos earlier this year.

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— San Diego Eater

The Best Tijuana-Style Hot Dogs in San Diego


This street stall pops up everywhere from farmer's markets to breweries, serving its Oscar Mayer turkey links, wrapped in a choice of regular or turkey bacon and grilled until crisp. We suggest going all out with the toppings: get chopped tomatoes, grilled onions, jalapeños, guacamole and a secret spicy sauce. Cost: $5; $7 for a version topped with carnitas

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— Zagat

The 10 Hottest Mexican Dishes in San Diego


Sold in street stalls throughout Tijuana, grilled hot dogs wrapped in bacon have found a home in San Diego. Doggos Gus, a roving vendor often spotted in farmer's markets throughout the city, follows the basic premise wrapping each link with bacon and grilled until crisp. But it’s the condiments — chopped tomatoes, grilled onions, jalapeños, guacamole and their secret spicy sauce — that send this dog over the top.

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— Zagat

Doggos Gus Catering Receives Grant

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Doggos Gus’ owner Gustavo Tonella is a believer in giving things a try.About a month ago he applied for a $25,0000 grant made available through the California Restaurant Foundation who partnered with Chef and TV host Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Tonella found out about the possibility of a grant from the California Restaurant Foundation. Although the timing was not perfect, he was a little past the deadline, Tonella decided to apply anyway. Tonella spoke to the foundation’s representative.

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— Alessandra Selgi-Harrigan

Guy Fieri supports two San Diego small restaurants— with $25,000 each

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Two San Diego small restaurant owners received $25,000 grants last week from chef and TV host Guy Fieri, during Fieri’s online June 12 special “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot by LendingTree.” The livestreamed show was created to help restaurateurs get back on their feet following the pandemic. Fieri raised $300,000 in grants from donors like LendingTree and Twisted Tea.

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— Pam Kragen

5 california restaurants snag $25k grants from guy fieri, state restaurant association

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The celebrity chef announced the grants Saturday. Six other individuals were awarded scholarships totaling $175,000. Five operators of independent restaurants in California were surprised with $25,000 grants on Saturday through a collaboration between celebrity chef Guy Fieri and the California Restaurant Association’s charity arm, the California Restaurant Foundation (CRF).

The Doggos Gus Guy Fieri grant
— Peter Romeo

Guy Fieri Surprises Doggos Gus Hot Dogs In IB With $25K Grant

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Doggos Gus Mexican Gourmet Hot Dogs in Imperial Beach was among five restaurants in California, including a San Diego food truck, to receive $25,000 grants last month from the California Restaurant Foundation and Guy Fieri's 'Restaurant Reboot'.

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— Susan C. Schena