Nomad’s high quality hot dogs and fresh, chewy ciabatta buns are a blank canvas that can be painted with a variety of sauces and pickles. Andi’s favorite combination is Odyssey Sauce (sweet, spicy mayo), Lone Ranger (a medium spicy vinegar based barbecue sauce made with an espresso rub from Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters), marinated lime red onions, red cabbage sauerkraut, and a little bit of hot sauce. If you crave a bahn-mi-ish dog, the Saigon slaw with a bit of spicy snake sauce is a good option. And, don’t forget a squiggle of cream cheese from the cream cheese gun (trust me, you need the cream cheese).
Andi won’t be alone at Columbia Food Park for long. CFP organizer Alex Mickle recently announced that two new vendors (an artisan coffee cart and a breakfast burrito cart) will be parking in the food park in July. He also posted that a taproom and bottle shop were in the works.
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If You Go
• What: The Nomad’s Gourmet Hot Dogs.
• Where: Columbia Food Park, 108 E. Seventh St., Vancouver.
• Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
• Contact: 503-683-1140 or on social media @thenomadhotdogs, www.columbiafoodpark.com