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Dec 7, 2006 05:52 PM

New hot dog place in downtown Los Angeles

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. re: kevin

      Yup -- goto

      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

            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!

                500 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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              1. 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!

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