Pink’s Hot Dogs
If you haven’t had enough wieners for one week, by all means, keep reading. Pink’s isn’t your typical corner hot dog stand. Paul Pink started the now legendary Pink’s hot dog stand in Los Angeles in 1939. Just a large push cart in those days, Pink’s chili dogs – complete with a large warm bun, oversized hot dog, mustard, onions and thick chili – sold for 10 cents each.
Now in its 71st year, Pink’s serves up 2,000 dogs each day for around $3 each. Again, these aren’t your typical hot dogs. There are 24 varieties available, many coined by the celebrities who order them. Martha Stewart likes a 10-incher topped with mustard, relish, onions, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, bacon, and sour cream, and now you too can order your dog just the way Martha likes it (which we have to admit – sounds kind of perfect). There’s also the TODAY Show Dog, which is made up of two hot dogs in one bun, mustard, onions, chili, cheese, and guacamole.
While several other locations have popped up, the original Pink’s is still located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea. With an original, retro and of course, pink exterior, it shouldn’t be hard to find. If all else fails, look for a crowd of people and follow the aroma of fresh meaty chili.
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