March 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM ET
By Merisa Fink and Vidya Rao
Charlie Sheen recently claimed that he had "tiger blood" running through his veins. (For his sake, we hope that's true.)
While critics everywhere are dishing out healthy servings of judgment, some food vendors are making the most of his statements, using them as fodder for a few hot dog sales. At least something good is coming out of this public meltdown. Case in point: The Infield in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Sheen, who recently joined Twitter, tweeted a photo of the Charlie Dog offering from The Infield. We spoke to Rick Ortiz, who was working the counter when Sheen came in.
"We never actually had that on the menu. [Sheen] ordered a dog and put a bunch of hot sauce on it. He said he needed some more tiger blood 'cause everything was moving so fast around him. We were like, 'that could be the Charlie Dog!' And he himself wrote it on the chalk board. Now that's his special and we're leaving it up there -- we definitely want to make that one of the regulars."
Ortiz said Sheen took two photos, including one that featured Ortiz. Much to Ortiz's dismay, his photo isn't the one that got tweeted.
"I know it's in his iPhone somewhere," he said.
Want to make your own Charlie Dog? Here are the ingredients: a poppyseed bun, one jumbo dog, mustard neon relish, tomatoes, pickles, and of course, the tiger blood -- a ton of Sriracha sauce.