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Hot Dogs Downtown

leftybrian Sep 5, 2006 07:45 PM

I'm having a mean hot dog craving today. Anyone know of a place with reasonable afternoon parking that can provide me my fix?

I used to work in Hollywood and came to LOVE Skooby's on Hollywood... but honestly, Hot Dog on a Stick or even 7-11 might even fill this need.

Looking to get my nosh on by about 2.

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    Wes RE: leftybrian Sep 5, 2006 10:22 PM

    You are only minutes away from Skooby's on the Metrorail red line.

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      reality check RE: Wes Sep 6, 2006 03:28 AM

      What station is close to Skooby's?

      How far is the walk from the station to Skooby's?

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        Wes RE: reality check Sep 6, 2006 04:26 AM

        Hi, The closest stop is the Hollywood and Highland Station.

        Go EAST on Hollywood 0.2 miles to Skooby's

        I would call and verify this with Scooby's.

        6654 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
        (323) 468-3647

        Sources = :

        Metrorail map:

        maps.google.com search for Scooby's, Hollwood, CA

        Get the basic roung trip ticket if you are going only on the Red Line which goes through downtown. See the rail map.


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      Ernie RE: leftybrian Sep 5, 2006 10:23 PM

      Too late for today, but at the Downtown LA Farmers Market on Wednesdays, there is a popular hot dog stand featuring bacon wrapped dogs.

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        nrique RE: leftybrian Sep 6, 2006 03:42 AM

        well next time you don't have to leave Downtown. Simple head for the fashion district (seventh & Los Angeles Street) and go to the Santee Alley. Just look around for the first Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Vendor you see. There are a few there they simple consist of a burner, hot plate and supplies. Yeah they are totally illegal but they make some DAMN good dogs.

        Now if it has to be LEGAL reaturaunt I recommend heading to Burbank. Larry's Chili Dog & Grill 3122 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank Ca. 91505. They got a dog way better than Skooby's.

        Now if your looking for an adventure I recommend heading east to Whittier Blvd. in East Los Angeles. There is a stand called Nick & George Chronis that makes a classic dog. I would say it is the best kept secret for dog lovers in L.A. Corner of Keenan & Whittier blvd. Been there since 1945!

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          Bruin2 RE: leftybrian Sep 6, 2006 06:08 AM

          In the late 70's and early 80's I remember Chronis having a great dog. Big, juicy, and lots of snap. Sadly, I went searching for that memory about 2-3 years ago, and bought two dogs that I found were barely edible-thin, off-tasting, and well just not good in any way. I would recommend a 7-11 or gas station dog over theirs. Sad, but true. IMHO the best dog these days is at Carneys or if you prefer the kosher variety, at Costco.

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            nrique RE: Bruin2 Sep 12, 2006 02:54 AM

            I don't know if your memory is serving you correctly, but chronis uses the Hoffey #17 (i beleive) ALL the good dog places use it.
            I admit I wasn't a patron back in the 70's and 80's. But I have been a patron for the past 10 years or so. And I haven't had a bad dog once!
            It's a classic dog, small but filling. Not some HUGE dog from god knows where. It's still got the bite, most place serve you caseless dogs. Which means taste-less!

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