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OC Weekly “LinX is Frankly Great”

oc-weekly-best-restaurants-orange-county-old-town-orange-ca-locals-tourists-recommendedExcerpt from OC Weekly by Edwin Goei

There’s much to love about the Old Towne Orange restaurant’s sausage sandwiches.

Is it wrong to look forward to eating the bread at a hot-dog joint? I knew before I went to the new LinX in Orange that whatever sausage I encountered would be nestled in Dean Kim’s hot-dog bun from O.C. Baking Co.

Whatever sausage sandwich you end up with, expect your fingers to get greasy and your napkins thoroughly soiled, especially if you get one embellished with a few of the 30 house-made sauces and adornments. You don’t consume LinX’s sandwiches as much as you spelunk with them. Point the business end of the hot dog toward your mouth, and the toppings will reach to the tip of your nose. You’ll spend a good minute seeking the best possible angle to maneuver your lips around it. A common practice is to take a fork and tamp down the toppings, spreading the homemade relishes, the near-liquefied grilled onions and the mustards evenly inside the bun and around the dog. Even still, if the sausage is particularly thick and the bun is slit too deeply, there will be times when the whole thing falls apart. Knife and fork it if you have to; LinX’s sandwiches are possibly the most thoughtfully crafted dogs I’ve encountered, including those from the late, great Valhalla Table, which was the last sausage house around these parts to be inspired by LA’s Wurstküche.