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Jul 22, 2010 06:23 PM

Pink's Hot Dogs Opens at LAX

Pink's, the legendary hot dog joint, love it or hate it, opens today at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal and it's before you have to go into security. So you can eat with out flying. How long will the lines be?

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  1. Anything like the set up at Hollywood Park Casino there won't be much of a line. Only thing they serve is the chili dog.

    Hollywood Park Cafe
    1051 S Prairie Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301

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    1. re: monku

      Pink’s is offering about a dozen of its dogs at LAX.

      1. re: wienermobile

        Good to know.
        My fav is the spicy Polish sausage w/chili.

        1. re: wienermobile

          The Hollywood Park set up is a couple chafing dishes on a folding table with a table cloth.

      2. From LA Times: Most prices on the Pink’s airport menu are only slightly higher than at its Hollywood digs. A chili dog, for instance, is $3.55 (25 cents more). One of the more expensive items is the signature LAX International Dog, a 10-inch stretch hot dog with chili, shredded cheddar, sauerkraut, bacon and chopped tomato for $5.70.

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Surprised....seems reasonable.
          Can't understand why they wouldn't join the airport rip off food scene, otherwise it would be like $5.

          Almost seems feasible to drive out to LAX and avoid the crowds at the original location.

            1. re: wienermobile

              Probably need to factor in the $3 for the first hour parking fee for any of the central parking structures into the scenario.

              1. re: Servorg

                How much of their menu is at Knott's Berry Farm?

                1. re: reality check

                  The Knott's menu is almost as large as the original Hollywood location, but I prefer Portillo's Chicago hot dogs just around the corner from Knott's.

                  Portillo's Hot Dogs
                  8390 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    tyhere's also a pink's in the knott's berry farm area?

                    1. re: kevin

                      Yes, there is a new Pink's hot dog stand that opened in front of Knott's Berry Farm's front gate at the beginning of the year.

          1. re: wienermobile

            Gee I wouldn't want to sit next to a person on a flight who ate one of those! Especially it the flight was a long one Lol

          2. Big mistake. When you serve a lousy product, you should give it a mystique and make it hard to get. Now, every traveler whose seatback airline mag pitches the place will be able to snag a Pink's dog too easily and learn too quickly what a piece of work it is. I predict the main shop on La Brea will go out of business by the year 2525 -- 2526, tops.

            1. Love me some Pinks but the thought of sitting next to someone on an International flight after they have had two chili cheese dogs with onions does not sound too appealing :)

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              1. re: jasonsha

                So funny - I was thinking the same thing - but would add domestic flights as well!! Now my pre-flight prayer will have to include "...and please don't let anyone who ate Pinks before the flight be anywhere on the plane. Amen."

                1. re: WildSwede

                  hahaha. might as well serve em on the plane flight itself, now that will get really really really interesting.

                  1. re: kevin

                    Since flying these days is such a genteel pleasure (NOT) having a few Pink's eating SOB's (souls on board) can hardly make things any worse than they already are. And what could be more apropos than a few tube steaks before a flying tube delivery device transports you and your heavily feed checked bags to the destination of your choice.... ;-D>

                    1. re: Servorg

                      You and your tube steak flying in a tube, i like it.

                      Whoever came up with "tube steak" greatest phrase ever.