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  • oshio Dec 7, 2006 05:52 PM
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I heard there was a new hot dog place in downtown Los Angeles, Main Street at Fourth. Has anyone tried it yet? Do I have the location right?

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  1. i think it's weeneez.

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    1. re: kevin

      Yup -- goto www.weeneez.com

      It's ok. A bit expensive. Love the fact that they have chili Fritos, however.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Thanks, and yes to the chili fritos. They used to serve them at a restaurant in Frontier Town at Disneyland in the Sixties.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          aka Texan fritos pie.

          1. re: kevin

            mmmm....chili Fritos........

          2. re: ipsedixit

            how is the dogmeat though? where do they get it from? beef or pork?or is it made speficially for them.

            1. re: kevin

              Good snap, natural casing, steamed (not grilled), so overall a solid hotdog, but nothing to go out of the way for unless you are in the Historic Core area.

              I'm by no means a hotdog expert so take it for what it's worth (probably not much). My fave is still probably the Stand ...

            2. re: ipsedixit

              Not to be rude, but are you really saying a menu with nothing over $4 is a bit expensive. I gotta start living how you live I think.

              1. re: onedrummer

                I react the same way as Ipsedixit to a menu dominated by hot dogs. Have to remind myself that most of the cost of the dog here is the overhead, not the 'meat' or the prep.
                I'm not enough of a dog fan to travel downtown just for one. Still, only two blocks from Pershing Square station - must add to the Chow Red Line topic. Great for locals though.

                Give me a great German sausage anyday!

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                Weeneez
                500 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            3. re: kevin

              It's at 5th and Spring...

            4. I'm having pangs of guilt. My tastes are my own and certainly not definitive. If any of you were curious, I'd suggest you'd head out to Weeneez and have a taste at least once. I've been reading the thread on best chili dogs and some of the mentions I've read I wouldn't suggest. I've had the chili at some of the suggested places and I didn't care for the chili. What's that? Innocent until proven guilty. Don't go by my hearsay. Thanks!

              1. I think it's something like Marty's hotdogs??? Maybe??

                1. Dropped by this place earlier today. Just to be clear, they have both boiled dogs, and grilled dogs (on their foreman griddle haha), depending on the size of the dog. It specifies on the menu which way it'll be prepared.

                  I am going to say as it stands, this is the best hot dog place in LA that I've been to. I've been to Pinks, Tommy's, and Oki Dog, and I think this is better.

                  It IS a touch more expensive than I'd like to spend, but imagine the neatness of Oki Dog + the toppings of Pinks. Well, maybe not that overwhelming, but god, so GOOD.

                  Had both the Chicago dog and the la hot dog. Both were fantastic. Chili was good, not as good as Oki Dog, better than Pink's/Tommy's. Will go here again.

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                  1. re: ns1

                    Pinks, Tommys and Oki Dog? That's not much of a list, in my opinion. I think Skoobies on Hollywood Blvd. has a really good dog, great french fries and lemonade.

                    Pinks was never as good as people think it was, Tommy's is a burger place and the Oki Dog on SM Blvd. was great in the 80s, but is sadly gone. The one on Pico doesn't quite measure up and I would never eat at the one on Fairfax. The great thing about Oki Dog was the atmosphere of Punk Rockers, Runaways and Hustlers all hanging out at 2am and eating dinner for $2 (Oki Dog and a Coke).