Monday, March 16, 2015
Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.
Each of the last three Fridays, I've managed to combine two of my favorite activities -- browsing in bookstores and finding vegan food to blog about. This past Friday, these activities took me to El Dorado Hills, where I spent some quality time in Face in a Book, then walked a few doors down to Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.
Most menu items at Ruffhaus aren't vegan, of course, but the fact that they had one item specifically identified as vegan got my attention. The item, which I ordered, is called the Tofudabeast (cute name!), and it consists of a tasty veggie dog, avocado, cucumber, tomato, arugula, and balsamic vinaigrette in a Romaine lettuce wrap. Basically, it's a fun way to add a little protein to your salad.
It's possible to build your own hot dog sandwich, starting with the veggie dog, but I haven't had any luck finding out whether the hot dog buns at Ruffhaus are vegan or not. I've sent the restaurant a message using the contact form on their website, but haven't received any response. I asked the person at the counter if any of the buns were vegan, and she asked someone in the kitchen, who said they were, but the woman at the counter was pretty convinced that the buns contained eggs or other non-vegan ingredients. If I ever get a definitive answer, I'll post an update here, but in the meantime, you should probably assume that the only vegan option at Ruffhaus is the Tofudabeast.
Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co. is located at 4355 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 114, in El Dorado Hills, and their phone number is 916-941-3647. Their website address is http://www.ruffhaushotdogco.com/, and their Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruffhaus-Hot-Dog-Co/156698134355029. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.