Former University of Pittsburgh students, Maurry Mendelovich and Jamie Rodgers, reminisced in a recent Trib article about the many nights they spent at the Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland.
The two are friends and business partners with Mero Restaurant Group and have leased the space to bring the “O” some new life after its closing in April following 60 years of business.
One section of the space will be used to host a taco restaurant called Viva Los Tacos, which will serve “MexiCali Street Tacos” and margaritas. The other is subleased to Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, headquartered in Las Vegas. Both are scheduled for spring openings.