Weenie Shack, Woodland Hills
Stopped by the Weenie Shack on a recent CH rec.
They offer and promote Vienna Beef products (posters, umbrella's, signage). Looking at the menu they offer a Classic Skinless weenie for $3.25. The Natural Casing is $3.75. Chili on the chili dog ($4.75) was good and meaty. I was disappointed with the Vienna Beef Hot Polish sausage ($3.25), which I assumed was going to be a natural casing sausage, but it was a skinless Polish sausage with some heat similar to the Hebrew National Polish sausage you'd get at Costco. Add $2 to any dog and get a bag of chips and a fountain drink.
Today was their 4th day in business. Owners from what I gather are 2 brothers and a sister.
21014 Ventura Blvd.
Canoga Park must be a hot bed for hot dogs. On Canoga Avenue I noticed The Stand, Flooky's and at Costco Canoga Park they're still serving Hebrew National hot dogs. In the refrigerated case you can buy the new Kirkland franks they will be serving at all Costco's eventually.
Just got back from a run to this place (I live in WH so I got dogs for the wife and dog). The chili is excellent but enjoys a hit of tobasco. The natrual casing (their "most popular") did not offend me but the snap was not as good as Sabrett or Boar's Head natural casing knockwurst. They microwave the buns, which makes a pretty good seeded bun a tad flabby. It is run by a sister/brother team (she runs the front and he makes the dogs). I hope they survive, they offer quality meat, a vast selection of toppings and a fair price. All they need now is a tap.
Fab's Hot Dogs is the best in the valley by far! Their LA Street Dog may be the best dog I have ever had. They have famous dogs from all over the country. The "Ripper" is pretty ridiculous as well. The hot dogs are way way better then the burgers. The only problem is figuring out which 2 dogs to get when you are there as there are so many great choices. If you love dogs this is a MUST!!!
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