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The Chowhounds have been discussing a new hot dog joint called Berkeley Dog which officially opens this Saturday, May 1st, in Mission Viejo. The new eatery, though not officially affliated with a popular Berkeley sausage house chain called Top Dog, has aligned itself with it. It has said on its Facebook page that "We are supplied and endorsed by Top Dog of Berkeley".
If you are a Cal alum and would like to taste test it to see if it rekindles fond college memories, this weekend's your chance to do it for free: they're giving away complimentary frankfurters from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. during their Grand Opening on Saturday at 25522 Marguerite Parkway, #101, Mission Viejo.
The menu features world sausage varieties like frankfurters, bratwurst, bockwurst, kielbasa, calabrese, Louisiana hots, smoked chicken apple and others stuck inside sesame seed rolls (see my feature review later today for a similar joint in Long Beach).
Even as they debut this first store in South County, Berkeley Dog already plans to open a second in Downtown Brea in August.