At $2.50 a pop, those "environmentally friendly frankfurters" touted in yesterday's Journal have got to be the cheapest lunch downtown. I stopped by the electric car hot-dog stand today with a friend to scope out the scene and can testify that it was a solid dawg experience.

Cart Parked in Downtown ABQ Serves Up Earth-Friendly Hot Dogs and Ice Cream
By Andrew Webb, Albuquerque Journal
In his first couple of weeks in business, entrepreneur Daniel Richards says he's already had a couple of 100 hot-dog days.

And that's pretty good for a guy who bills himself as the city's first purveyor of environmentally friendly frankfurters.

Last week, Richards began parking his hot-dog stand on Downtown's Fourth Street Mall, where he hopes to attract more lunchtime pedestrians and tourists to I Scream Green! Gourmet Hot Dogs and Ice Cream.

So how do you market the lowly wiener as low carbon footprint?

"We're a zero-emissions, zero-noise company selling all-natural, all-local products that promote interdependence among small, local businesses," he explains.

Indeed the hot dogs, and soon-to-be-offered bratwurst, are sourced from Keller's Meats, the specially baked onion buns from Pastian's Bakery, the coffee from Bosque Coffee Roasters in Los Lunas, and the ice cream from Creamland Dairy.

And the whole kit and caboodle is pulled around Downtown by a bug-eyed electric car, made by Fargo, N.D.-based Chrysler subsidiary Global Electric Motorcars and purchased used from local distributor Zangara Dodge.
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Comment by ABQrising on April 16, 2008 at 5:43pm
I believe the Alibi blogged about these dogs last week.
Comment by chantal on April 16, 2008 at 5:53pm
Aha, I was curious where the Journal might have sourced a story so far from their NE Heights compound. Thanks for the link!
Comment by Blakeington on April 17, 2008 at 1:02am
But what's cool about the Journal article is their emphasis on the green aspects of the stand. Great angle just in time for Earth Day. The Alibi hints at it by mentioning the obvious: food made with care by using local ingredients. And, really, isn't that the true, simplistic beauty behind green in the first place?
Comment by chantal on April 17, 2008 at 7:20am
Here's a photo of the electric car pulling the weenie getup.

Comment by Khan on April 17, 2008 at 9:12am
Any veggie dogs?
Comment by Tricross on April 17, 2008 at 12:22pm
Okay, I'm surprised Benny The Icepick hasn't chimed in, but an electric car is not zero carbon emissions. The electricity, unless 100% from a wind generator, probably came from a coal powered plant. I'm just sayin'.

The best lunch deal is Costco. A 1/4 pound Hebrew National dog or sausage and big soda for under two bucks(tax included)
Comment by Tricross on April 17, 2008 at 2:03pm
Whatch it, Jeff. Mangle my name one more time and I'll nip your ankle :)
Comment by Tricross on April 17, 2008 at 2:53pm
Of course I'm a dog and can't spell.... that should be watch, not whatch.
Comment by Joe S Sausage on April 17, 2008 at 7:31pm
I really don't know how this is going to sound but, i'm green weenie with envy, no i'm not, just fricking around, i make sausages, two completly different animals, keep those sales up!
Comment by Aaron on May 15, 2008 at 12:11pm
The downtown costco?


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