Hot Dogs with Honey and Quail Eggs?!!!

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Hot dogs. The all-American food, right?

Well, just like nearly every other aspect of our culture, what you put on a hot dog reflects where you come from.

Luis Echeverry came to the U.S. from Colombia in South America, spending his teen years in New York. He moved here to work for Windstream. On the side he runs a hot dog cart at Plaza Fiesta, the Latino-themed mall next to Carowinds.

He’ll fix you a New York-style dog: “Relish, sweet onions, brown mustard – the spicy kind.”

But his eyes light up if you ask for your hot dog as it’s traditionally done in Colombia.

First into the bun go potato chips. Then the hot dog. Then crushed pineapple. Crumbled white taco cheese. A squirt of mustard. A squirt-line of honey. A squirt-line of mayo. A squirt of salsa rosada, the mild pink sauce beloved in Colombia.

Then more crushed chips, topped by a hard-boiled quail egg. A quail egg? “Oh yes, that’s the thing in Colombia. On hot dogs, and on hamburgers, too.”

You can find Luis Tuesday-Sunday noon to 7 p.m at the food court at Plaza Fiesta mall; I-77 Exit 90, 3700 Avenue of the Carolinas, Fort Mill, S.C  He also caters 704-439-6818.

Thanks to Renee Crenshaw, Renee’s Dogs for sending me this story!


original story by Tom Hanchett, Charlotte Observer

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Tom Jacobsen

This must be one of those “fancy-schmancy” dogs! ( Is fancy-schmancy hyphenated?)
And at least there’s no ketchup!
What ever sells :-)



I live next to the Columbia River and we don’t eat our hot dogs with eggs on them!
This must be a purely South American thing!



I put hard boiled quail eggs on everything.



What the Heck! I’ll try anything once.


Steven Coronado

Whatever works! Its all in the region. Green Chili in Roswell , NM, Fresh Green Chili.



Cool but nothing and I mean nothing beats The Chicago Dog




Thats AWESOME I might have to test this recipe for DUMAS DOGS…



Huum; I agree w/ the “Whatever sells” statement, BUT it’s highly doubtful I’d ever try one of those quail eggs dogs.

I’m originally from the Saguenay region in Quebec, and we serve our hot dogs ‘all dress’ and stuff the buns w/ french fries; The greasier the better.

I’m not in the dog cart business yet, but really enjoy reading Steve’s site. I’m currently looking for a good location and a cart.

So far, everyone has tried to discourage me from going in the dog business. I have so many questions, but perhaps I should just buy Steve’s business 101 course first and then ask. :)



Tom – Yes I hyphenate it…
Chuck – The other Columbia…
George – Even on quail eggs?
Jeff – I’ll bet…
Steven – Aliens love quail eggs. That’s why they came here…
Tim – Sox Fan?
Dumas Dogs – Let me know how that works for ‘ya…
Louise – Can’t hurt!





I had one of these phenominal dogs outside of a laundrymat in south florida……. Tooooooo die for!!!


Angela Herrmann

Do I know you, Tom Hanchett? I’m from Stockton, CA. Angie


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