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Feb 3, 2007 03:19 PM

Regular-Size Hot Dogs

I grew up in the south, with hot dogs you could eat by the twos and threes, a stark contrast to the giant monsters one finds in this city. Now I don't want to get into a big debate over which kind is better. Rather, I'm just writing to see if anyone can recommend a nice regular-size dog. Tommy's? Way too big. Pink's? Forget about it. East side is preferred, but I'm also willing to drive if the dog is good enough.

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  1. Costco for 1.50$ my hubby love them. :)KQ (Personally I don't know)

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    1. re: Kitchen Queen

      I think that may still be too big for the OP, since at Costco they use the large Hebrew National.
      Try Carney's dogs.

      1. re: ozzygee

        Yeah, Costco is definitely not "regular-size"

        And, isn't "regular-size" and Costco sort of like "jumbo shrimp"?

        Anyhow, I digress. I think a good place for regular-size hot dogs is at The Hat ( )

    2. Chroni's on Whittier Blvd. and Keenan in East L.A.
      It's just east of the K-mart shopping mall. Serves a regular sized Hot Dog with some excellent chili. I usually get a chili cheese with everything (mustard, ketchcup and onions) when I go there.

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      1. re: nrique

        I love Chroni's, They're chili cheese fries are great and the wienies pop in your mouth because theyre wrapped so tightly. Its great :)

      2. The Stand in Encino on Ventura Blvd makes a great varity of hot dogs and they are regular size. Very yummy you get your pick of toppings. They also have beer on tap and wine by the glass.

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        1. re: PurpleTeeth

          Nothing to do with the topic but I love your nom de plume.

        2. jerry's wood fired dogs in santa ana..they also have great sausages and homemade potato chips

          1. Check out that website a couple of LA guys put together. Pretty good reference best used with a grain of salt.


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            1. re: WileysHungryAgain

              The trouble with that site is they don't seem to try all the new places that sprout up. I will admit too many places wither and die soon after. I did read the site pretty religiously to garner some facts though.