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yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 08:19 PM

I've been meaning to try THE STAND for a couple of weeks now and was wondering if it is good? i'd appreciate any opinions. Thanks!!!

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    nosh RE: yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 08:26 PM

    I think it is pretty good. Try the bbq beef sandwich. Most important, go on a Monday evening when plain hotdogs are a buck and "loaded" dogs are $2.50.

    1. monku RE: yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 08:26 PM

      It's good but not great if you're a hot dog affcionado. They make many of their toppings from scratch, all hot dogs come with their home made chips. Besides hot dogs they have some different sausages, salads and once I had the meat loaf an it was pretty good. It's worth a try and its reasonable. Kind of a high end hot dog joint.
      Monday nights after 5pm is dollar dog night....worth a try, you can't really go wrong *(ends in February), but starting March is dollar dog everyday between 3pm-5pm.

      http://www.thestandlink.com/

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        jaykayen RE: monku Feb 6, 2009 08:31 PM

        Yeah, I agree. Pretty good, not great.

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        woofer RE: yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 08:49 PM

        i like their spicy beef dog.

        1. J.L. RE: yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 09:21 PM

          Me like. Go on a Monday, when they have a special deal on hot dogs, I believe.

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            swimfin RE: yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 09:30 PM

            Ambience good, parking convenient, good beer selection, dogs/food just OK, kinda spendy as my Nebraska ex brother in law would say. Good place to meet a friend. Lunch time thick with mommies and their precious (just saying - I love kids).

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              carter RE: swimfin Feb 7, 2009 07:16 AM

              Assuming you might be referring to the Encino location. The ones in Century City and Westwood might not be so laden with preciousness!!!
              Like the place, not love it, yet there are those times when that craving might call, and if it is handy, you will live to tell about it!!!
              Monku - Kirkland dog vs Hebrew National - well, maybe Vienna Beef or Hebrew National will actually be making the dogs for Costco's Kirkland brand - just a thought

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                monku RE: carter Feb 7, 2009 07:29 AM

                Costco's in the bay area have been using Sinai Kosher(by Best Kosher) for many years.

                From what I'm hearing the switch will take place in March. Why change the name to "Kirkland" if it's being made by Hebrew National?

                They've already made the changeover in Van Nuys and the Kirkland hot dog isn't Kosher
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/569644

            2. ipsedixit RE: yumyumintumtum Feb 6, 2009 09:41 PM

              Never really felt the love with the Stand.

              Goto Costco instead.

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                thehungryghostkid RE: ipsedixit Feb 6, 2009 10:55 PM

                2nd monku, jaykayen, swim and ipsedixit especially! I love Costco dogs!

                Ok, this is a bit off topic, but the only dogs I've had in LA that I truly enjoy are Costco dogs and LA style bacon wrapped street vendor dogs. Am I missing something here??

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                  monku RE: thehungryghostkid Feb 7, 2009 04:34 AM

                  You might be missing the Costco Hebrew National hot dog......I think they're going to be replacing it with the Kirkland dog in the near future.

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                    magic man RE: monku Feb 7, 2009 08:17 AM

                    I have been going to Encino since it opened, was very happy when they opened up the Canoga Park location, Never had a bad meal there. Good hot dogs and burgers. Make sure to ask for your dogs grilled, it makes a big difference, The only drawback is it's a little pricy,

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