I love those “death dogs” (bacon-wrapped hot dogs) from sidewalk vendors, but is it legal to sell food like that?

Every day in this town, county health inspectors dump entire trays of those delectable franks with their sizzling onions and curly pork into the trash as the cooks look on helplessly. Turns out it’s not possible to fit a reach-in refrigerator, three sinks, and sanitary storage into those converted shopping carts the dogs are hawked from, as the health department requires. LAPD officers will also crack down on wiener peddlers for violating a city code that prohibits the unlicensed sale of almost all goods on the street, with the strange exception of “poppies, badges, and labels.” Bacon-wrapped poppies, anyone?
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