Snoop has a special place in our hearts at The Vegan Project. He was probably the very first hip hop artist, or artist in general that we really got into in our adolescent years. My friend gave me his first CD, Doggystyle, as a birthday gift and I loved and played that CD so hard the plastic case practically disintegrated.
This is why, when Snoop miraculously made his way across the Canadian border again for his March 7th show at the Commodore (fav venue), Bridget and I did everything in our power to see him. I ended up meeting ‘Tom the Ticket Guy’ outside the venue and paid him $160 cash for two tickets.
As predicted, once inside we were greeted with a haze of weed smoke billowing from a crowd of white boys doing the crip walk and girls in tight jeans, corsets and stripper heels.
A good four hours after the doors had opened, Snoop slithered onstage after a video montage of his oscar-worthy film appearances. I’m not gonna lie, we were really excited to see him in all his skinny glory with his diamond encrusted microphone.
After he did several medleys of his greatest hits, with a few new tracks (which will never top his Doggystyle days) thrown in, we were fully satisfied with our mildly overpriced, intimate Snoop Doggy Dog experience. But after inhaling all that smoke, we definitely had a case of the munchies.
What better way to end our night than with a gourmet veggie dog at our new fav hot dog place – Dougie Dog! All of the specialty dogs on the menu can be made with veggie wieners. Bridget had the Downward Dog – with tomato, onion, spinach and avocado (minus the feta cheese), and I had the Chicago Dog with mustard, onion, tomato, neon green relish, pickle, Chicago sport peppers, and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. YUM! The dogs are all $6.95 and worth every penny. The guy behind the counter even came out to explain the special ingredients in our dogs, just like a fine dining restaurant! Dougie Dog also boasts ‘Vancouver’s largest selection of Root Beer’.
Old school Snoop Dog, and Dougie Dog, both highly recommended by The Vegan Project.
Dougie Dog – 1011 Granville Street, Vancouver