“Hot Dog” Bruce of Dog Day Afternoon

DogDay2You may have walked by him many, many times as you find your way to your favorite Everett Farmer’s Market vendors. He’s right in the middle of all the action, always smiling and we’ve heard he makes some great-tasting hot dogs. Meet Bruce of Dog Day Afternoon. We asked him a few questions about his business and yes, he’s just as fun as his food.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Darrington WA but I live in Marysville.

How long have you been making hot dogs?
25 years.

How did you get into it?
I was in Denver, Colorado in 1986 and I was introduced to the business by a lady who ran a stand in downtown Denver. I worked there with her for about 6 months and then I moved back to WA. By 1988, I got my first stand and by 1990 I started doing it full time and that has been it.

DogDay1What kind of hot dogs do you sell?
I got regular all-beef, Polish sausage and also a Lousinana style hot link, which is a spicy sausage.

What do you like most about the Everett Farmer’s Market?
Everett’s got great support. I mean as you can see this place is packed…you know for a little town like Everett. It’s probably the second busiest market in the county that I know of.

Find Bruce at the Everett Farmer’s Market next week and try some of him awesome food. Dog Day Afternoon also offers a variety of condiments, drinks and chips to go with the hot dogs.

Edlyn G D’Souza is a writer and the more she says that, the truer it becomes. She has her roots in Goa and Mumbai in India, where she worked as a journalist for 5 years. She now lives in Washington where she writes in her blog egeedee.com, draws cat stuff, never tires of seeing Mt Rainier and dreams about changing the world through her stories.