The FIG Hot Dog Cart

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A Poolside Hot Dog Cart in Santa Monica

UD - The FIG Hot Dog CartListen, today we're just going to throw out some important key words.

Pool. Sun. Gin-spiked lemonade. And... hot dogs.

Introducing The FIG Hot Dog Cart, now poolside at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, just steps from the ocean.

You already know all about the hotel's acclaimed restaurant, FIG, and that's great. Really. But when you want to fuel up before the beach this weekend, you need something a little less... restaurant-y.

Preferably in the form of a gleaming silver hot dog cart, which you'll now find by the hotel pool every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the summer—that's where to get your signature FIG Dog with cheesy Comté fondue, Fritos and bacon-habanero marmalade on a sesame bun. Or there's the rather astounding Taco Dog, topped with guac, slow-roasted carnitas, creamed rajas, homemade escabeche and radish. (The only thing missing is a taco shell.)

You can also build your own masterpiece with toppings like Nuclear Relish, Steak Chili and Chorizo de Bilbao, probably with some Housemade Sea Salt Chips. And for three bucks extra, you can get it served on a keepsake Frisbee—as all meals should be.

Technically, the pool is for hotel guests, but anybody's welcome to come by for a dog and a round of Cucumber Lemonades (there's gin) or Pineapple Mosquitoes (there's vodka) before a stroll over to the beach.

Just wash the Frisbee first.

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The FIG Hot Dog Cart
at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd
(at Ocean)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-576-7777
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