Friday, February 24, 2012

Food Friday: Pink's Hot Dogs

Pink's Hot Dogs 709 North La Brea Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90038

I am ashamed to report that even though I lived in Los Angeles for four years, I never made it to Pink's once. Believe me, it was on my bucket list, and I swear I thought I'd make it there at least one time. I always told myself I'd have time to go, and then I pushed it to the next weekend, and then the weekend after, and then the next thing I knew, I was on my way back to San Francisco! So, when I knew that I'd be back in town for a couple of days, it was clear what my mission would be: GO TO PINK'S HOT DOGS.


 I mean, come on now. Who lives in LA and doesn't visit the famous hot dog place? Everything you've heard about Pink's is true. The hot dogs are delicious, the line gets pretty long, and the prices aren't that bad for what they are. Although, for some reason, I ended up spending a lot more money that I thought I would... but maybe that is because I got a huge specialty hot dog, chili cheese fries, and a fancy  old fashioned soda pop. I ordered the Philly Cheese Steak Dog, which had peppers, onions, steak, and cheese all over a nicely sized hot dog and bun. The only thing I didn't care for too much was the melted cheese on the top. It made things a little too salty, and I thought that took away from the essence of the hot dog. The chili cheese fries were absolutely amazing, but also heart-attack worthy, as the portions were large, so do beware! My friend, Eve got the Walk of Fame Dog, which oddly enough, had coleslaw. Now, I love coleslaw, but coleslaw in a hot dog? I don't know about that. She loved it though. I didn't try a bite, so I really can't say whether or not it was tasty. All in all, Pink's Hot Dogs is definitely a place to try for late night eats or for an afternoon lunch. It's safe to say that it's a place I'll try again, especially since there are just so many hot dogs to choose from!

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Blogger Walking on Sunshine said...

ok, with this post you made me hungry :D I follow you, follow me too ;)
ps I'm gonna cooking scrambled eggs ahah! xoxo

February 24, 2012 at 1:30 AM  
Blogger kirstyb said...

this has made me so hunhry x

February 24, 2012 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Fashion to Go said...

Omgosh those hot dogs look mouth watering! I haven't had a good hot dog in ages

February 24, 2012 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

I gave up meat for lent, and after reading this post I am really regretting it! :)

xo Audrey

February 24, 2012 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous nancy @ adore to adorn said...

OMG, I went to Pink's when I first went to LA before I started college there and it was so crazy. The infamous long line was present and I didn't want to eat anything else that day. =)

It's a fun place to go for an LA landmark, though I couldn't go often. =)


February 24, 2012 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous kat @ paper doll theory said...

yummy!! those look amazing. wish i was in cali :(

love kat

February 24, 2012 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

mmm girl, you are killin' me with this post ;) this looks so good!

February 24, 2012 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

DROOL..... Seriously was just craving a chili dog! they are especially good with jalapeños. I need to try Pinks in LA! Happy Friday!! :)

February 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Marielley said...

MMM! I have family in LA and every time I go I have to go to pinks! It's almost sinful eating that huge dog!

<3 Marielley

February 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Stephanie L said...

MM Pinks is good :) :) I love their toppings. Though my favorite hot dog place is Top Dog in Berkeley! Have you been?! I haven't found anything comparable. I definitely prefer the type of dog vs the toppings haha

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February 24, 2012 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Marianna said...

you made me SO HUNGRY!! hahhaa great post!!

February 25, 2012 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Just Another Shopaholic said...

This looks so yummy!!

February 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger The Key To Chic said...

Confession - although I have driven past the place many times, I have never been there! I also lived in L.A. for a few years, and somehow never tried it! Loving your description of the cheese steak dog, and those photos are tempting me!

February 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

OMG, this place looks AMAZING!!!

February 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

WOW , I have always wanted to try PINKS and must whenever I get a chance to go to the west coast!

btw do the hot dogs really "snap" when you bite into them?


February 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM  

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