Feb 21 2008

Pink’s Hot Dogs

by in North America, United States, West Coast

Stealing a page from Ann’s new blog, I’m going to start posting random photos that I’ve taken over the years and write a short explanation about them. The photo might be of something historical or just plain ridiculous, but will usually be related to somewhere that I’ve traveled.

Pink's hot dogs sign

I took this photo a few months ago while I was in Los Angeles. Pink’s Hot Dog stand, located on N. La Brea Boulevard in Hollywood, claims to be the “Home of the World’s Best Chili Dog”. Not having taste tested every single chili dog in the world, I cannot vouch for the authenticity of this claim, but I will say that Pink’s does make a damn good hot dog. Their menu is pretty eclectic, featuring hot dogs topped with everything from guacamole to BBQ sauce and onion rings. Ryan and I first visited Pink’s back in 2005, when we gorged ourselves on hot dogs after visiting a Soviet submarine in Long Beach. During my most recent trip, I opted for the “Today Show Dog” – two hot dogs in one bun topped with mustard, onions, chili, cheese, and guacamole (and keep in mind that for lunch I had a double double and fries from In-N-Out. Yes, I am well aware that a visit to the cardiologist is in my future).

Pink's hot dogs

If you find yourself in Los Angeles and craving a hot dog, I highly recommend you stop by Pink’s. The line tends to get long, but it’s worth the wait.

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5 Responses to Pink’s Hot Dogs

  1. From Ann:

    Woo hoo!!! I’m glad you are continuing the trend!

    Posted on February 22, 2008 at 11:29 am #
  2. From Willa:

    It’s a damn good dog. I always seem to run into someone I went to high school with here. That’s the only reason why I don’t go there very often when in Calif.

    Posted on February 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm #
  3. From Lindsay:


    Posted on February 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm #
  4. From shadow:


    Posted on May 8, 2009 at 6:02 am #
  5. From Alan714:

    Make sure you order a diet soda to balance out the calories count. Haha..

    Posted on July 27, 2009 at 12:49 am #
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