July 26 is National Chili Dog Day. You might find the perfect chili dog at one of our top picks.
Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie are all well-known American icons. It is the beginning of baseball season, the American pastime, and what better way to dive in than to find the best hot dogs in Los Angeles.
You can’t have the phrases “hot dog” and “Los Angeles” in the same sentence without also including Pink’s. Pink’s has been a mainstay in LA and owned by the same family since 1939. From the Guadalajara Dog – relish, onions & and tomatoes, topped w/sour cream, to the Chicago Polish Dog mild or spicy, mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, lettuce; nowhere else will you find a Martha Stewart Dog: 10″ Stretch Dog, relish, onions, bacon chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut & sour cream.
Coney Dog Detroit Style
I am Detroit born and bred and there is nothing like a Coney dog for me. The soft squishy bun, the hot chili and raw onions and wash it all down with a Faygo Red Pop or a Stroh’s Beer. The taste takes me back home every time I eat one (or three).
Fuddrucker’s DogZilla is as much about the yummy hot dog as it is about the fresh baked bun. Something about the bread at Fuddruckers, the scent of it being baked throughout the day brings you in off the street even if you didn’t have that plan in mind. Then it is grilled perfectly with a smidge of butter and split just right to nestle your DogZilla with enough room for you to personalize with fixins from the salad bar.
There is nothing that says springtime in Los Angeles more than sitting at the ball park enjoying a Dodger Dog. Whether you are a fan of the grilled or the steamed having just one is never enough. The Dodger Dog has been a staple of Dodger Stadium since their move to Los Angeles in 1958, it is estimated that in each season almost 2 million dogs are sold.
This is where you go when you just want to chill with a large group or you’re looking to make new friends. With their large family style tables, sitting with strangers is totally normal and expected. The condiment bar contains everything but the kitchen sink, it even includes a fried egg!
Otis Jackson’s SoulDOG
The heart of the south on top of a hot dog? Oh yeah! Their specialty is Chow Kraut it is a sweeter version of Sauerkraut, they add onions and peppers to their shredded cabbage before pickling it. Put that together with some mac n cheese and collard greens and you are as good as sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair.
Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale-area blogger. She publishes the blog Adrienne’s House. Come on in and put your feet up.