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Papaya King coming to L.A.!? [moved from L.A. board]

unwashed_sidamo Dec 19, 2006 06:17 AM

Papaya King ceo Dan Horan is mulling the possibility of opening Papaya King in LA, according to New York Magazine.


  1. kiwi Dec 20, 2006 05:56 PM

    oh my god!!!

    1. Chowpatty Dec 20, 2006 06:38 PM

      That's interesting! Funny, I was just reading an old article on the wall at Zankou chicken that mentioned that they were interested in opening in New York.

      1. j
        judybird Dec 21, 2006 12:48 AM

        I give up - what's Papaya King? Should we care if it's coming to L.A.?

        1. choctastic Dec 21, 2006 04:33 AM

          it's a cheap hotdog joint, like pinks but w/ juice.


          1. m
            ML8000 Dec 21, 2006 04:53 AM

            Playing the Devil's advocate here...think it will do well in LA without the homegrown (and appreciated), funky charm? A good hot dog is a good hot dog but you can't recreate charm and character.

            I know it's about the details/location but I would wonder the same thing if Phillipe's French Dip opened a store in NYC or elsewhere.

            1. Reeter1 Dec 21, 2006 04:56 AM

              Good luck to them if they do. Angelenos don't eat many hotdogs. We eat burgers.

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              1. re: Reeter1
                sku Dec 21, 2006 06:35 PM

                Actually, I think I remember reading that LA consumes more hot dogs per capita than any other US city. I fondly remember Papaya King from my NY days (though I preferred Grey's Papaya) and welcome them with open buns.

                1. re: Reeter1
                  DanaB Dec 21, 2006 07:34 PM

                  Yes, Los Angeles is a hot dog town as well as a burger town. If you don't believe me, just take a look at Steve Doggie-Dogg's website, http://www.hotdogspot.com/

                  Edited to add: D'oh! jeffskal beat me to it, by twelve hours, no less!

                2. j
                  jeffskal Dec 21, 2006 07:44 AM

                  No, we don't. Not all the time. We eat Hot Dogs too.

                  I've discovered Skooby's now (Hollywood and Redondo) so I don't care anymore. And Carney's is supposed to be great too. Just ask the Steve Doggie-Dogg and the guys at http://www.hotdogspot.com

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