Last Sunday, Raw Possibility founder returned to The Gentle Barn for a second time in a row. The barn was filled with a plethora of personalities… and one such personality caught our eye and taste-buds: FRANKEN’S Gourmet Franks manned by an epic mustache and a beautiful curly-haired babe standing below a shaded awning. The kiosk is a vendor on wheels that parks on Sundays at the entrance of the Gentle Barn. Upon entering the barn, we noticed a few customers who came solely to purchase Franken’s gourmet franks. According to the Franken’s Gourmet Franks advertisement, the hot dogs or “franks” are 100% plant-based. On the side of the cart, is a table filled with vegan condiments–two rows of which are fresh jalapeno, onions, cole slaw, and “bacon” bits to slather on your frank. We ordered “The Creature” and “The Witch” and–despite our expectations–the monster mash did not play when we bit into them. But, the dog did not disappoint! In fact, for customers scorched in desert heat, sweating from having walked around a dry barn for the last two hours, we still managed to enjoy the hotness of a dog kept warm with what seemed like a gas-operated burner. The Frankenstand is parking its vegan cart at the Gentle Barn every Sunday at the entrance (until further notice). You can also find them at Figueroa Produce on Tuesdays and Bedrock Studios on Wednesdays.
Frankenstand is definitely a treat for us Valley folks. Instead of driving through the horror of LA horrors–traffic—why not take a scenic route over the hill and into the Canyons of Canyon Country to bite into an American staple made vegan: the hot-dog.