Hot dog stands rarely share clientele with the most exclusive restaurants in Los Angeles, but Pink’s Hot Dogs earn the business of even the most discerning patrons. Owned and operated by the Pink family since 1939, Pink’s Hot Dogs is considered a “locals” place that the whole city can claim.
What makes their hot dogs so special? It could be the special “family secret” chili-dog recipe, or inventive hot dog concoctions named after the celebrities that frequent their establishment, or the long line that gives you time to work your craving into a lather of lust for these one of a kind frankfurters.
Whatever it is, Pink’s popularity is an established fact in Hollywood and as the cheap eats keep tempting people to their doorstep the restaurant shows no signs of slowing down. Some worry that because the real estate Pink’s occupies is so valuable in Hollywood it will be torn down and replaced. Public outcry would be deafening, however, as millions of people that the restaurant has served would have to face the infamous hot dog cravings that Pink’s induces without the prospect of eating their anytime soon.
Prices at Pink’s are rather reasonable, the restaurant charges $2.65 for their chili dogs and simpler dogs are generally less expensive. You have your choice of 24 different kinds of hot dogs at Pink’s and the menu keeps growing if someone orders a unique combination of toppings that is deemed to be worthy of the menu.
Pink’s is located at 709 N La Brea in Hollywood. The lines are long, often an hour or more, almost always 30 minutes or longer, so don’t set out to get some hot dogs without a free afternoon.
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