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

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    1. re: Wes

      What station is close to Skooby's?

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

      1. re: reality check

        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.


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

        Sources = :

        Metrorail map:
        http://www.mta.net/images/rail_map.pdf

        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.

        Enjoy!

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

      1. 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!

        1. 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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          1. re: Bruin2

            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!