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Pink's Hot Dogs Opens at LAX

wienermobile Jul 22, 2010 06:23 PM

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?
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-...

  1. monku Jul 22, 2010 06:26 PM

    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.

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

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    1. re: monku
      wienermobile Jul 22, 2010 06:30 PM

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

      1. re: wienermobile
        monku Jul 22, 2010 06:32 PM

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

        1. re: wienermobile
          monku Jul 22, 2010 08:25 PM

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

      2. wienermobile Jul 22, 2010 06:28 PM

        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
          monku Jul 22, 2010 06:36 PM

          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: monku
            wienermobile Jul 22, 2010 06:45 PM

            I was thinking the same thing.

            1. re: wienermobile
              Servorg Jul 22, 2010 06:49 PM

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

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                reality check Jul 22, 2010 07:53 PM

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

                1. re: reality check
                  wienermobile Jul 24, 2010 01:06 PM

                  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.
                  http://www.portillos.com/portillos/

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

                  1. re: wienermobile
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                    kevin Jul 24, 2010 07:04 PM

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

                    1. re: kevin
                      wienermobile Jul 25, 2010 12:02 AM

                      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.
                      http://californiadaytrips.blogspot.co...

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            SeaCook Jul 23, 2010 03:12 PM

            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

          3. hnsbmg Jul 22, 2010 10:30 PM

            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.

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              jasonsha Jul 23, 2010 12:32 AM

              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
                WildSwede Jul 23, 2010 11:11 AM

                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."

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                  kevin Jul 23, 2010 03:48 PM

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

                  1. re: kevin
                    Servorg Jul 23, 2010 03:54 PM

                    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
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                      kevin Jul 23, 2010 03:58 PM

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

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

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