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Aug 26, 2005 10:43 PM

Nu-Way Hot Dogs in WLA

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There was a terrific chili dog place call Nu-Way at the corner of Pico Blvd and Bundy Drive. It closed some time ago. Does anyone know of a place in LA with this style of Chili Dog?

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  1. That was quite a while ago. Have you tried Pink's, Tommy's chili, Carney's, Cupid's, Rubin's?

    1. You are right on, I used to go there in the early 60's as a kid, they were the best. I have heard that "
      The Stand" on Ventura blvd in the Valley has good chilli dogs.

      1. Try Weiner Factory 14917 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks
        818.789.2676. Also see this link below.


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          Steve Doggie-Dogg

          I never tried Nu-Way, so I can't really offer something like that... but I am very picky about chili dogs. I don't see any point putting chili on a hot dog that you wouldn't eat all on its own. That pretty well eliminates most chili used on chili dogs. The only places I know of that have REAL chili, not just tamale sauce, is The Stand, Skoobys and Pappoo's Hot Dog Show. (Pappoo's has beans in it if you prefer it that way.)

          See ya


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          1. re: Steve Doggie-Dogg

            I grew up a block away from NuWay. I can still taste the sweet goodness of those chili dogs. Also remember the Hawaiian BBQ place called Kelbo's a few miles East. Great stuff!

            1. re: Steve Doggie-Dogg

              Not trying to highjack this thread but I just clicked on the link for (what was) Steve Doggie-Dogg's old website and now it appears someone else now has the domain. I know Steve hasn't posted any reviews in years, but I had hoped he'd one day return. Hope he's okay.

              1. re: Feed_me

                If anything can make Steve D-Dogg return from wherever he's gotten himself it may be the about to open (maybe this coming holiday weekend?) "Seoul Sausages" on Mississippi just around the corner from Sawtelle in Little Osaka...

                1. re: Servorg

                  Found a nice write up with photos on Pleasure Palate's website for SS:

            2. There is a new hot dog place on the south side of Venice Bl, just west of Bagley called Madd Dogz.

              He's selling Sabrett's and so far everything is delicious! Right next to the Subway.

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              1. re: mar52

                I've been to Mad Dogz and Burgers twice to get a Chicago (style) dog and once for a chili cheese dog. So far only had a fair to middling experience sad to say. Still sounds better than the minefield I sent Jase into at Hotdoggers. I'll post a new thread when I give them their third shot at launching me into Chicago dog nirvana.

                1. re: Feed_me

                  LOL, no worries. Comes with the chowhound territory of trying places.

                  1. re: Jase

                    Jase, you've helped many of us invest our chowing dollars on worthier places. Many thanks!

                    1. re: Feed_me

                      Well....I finally made my third trip to Mad Dogz and Burgers on Venice. I do try to give a place at least 3 tries before I usually comment. This was more successful than the first two. Got a Chicago dog, a chili cheese dog and their garlic fries. The dogs I got were a bit longer than what I've seen around as the norm. The Chicago dog was not bad, but I didn't notice any celery salt and the bun was plain lacking the poppy seeds. The chili on the other dog is advertised as home made, but I found it somewhat bland compared to say the generic chili at Tommy's.
                      It did have some texture unlike the Tommy's chili, but I prefer the chili at Skooby's.
                      The fries were okay, but somewhat greasy but had lots of garlic and herbs. The Sabrett franks seemed to have very little snap although they assured me they were the natural cased ones. The problems I had before at this place was the buns fell apart and the weiners were kind of soggy as if they'd been steaming for far too long. The food got out pretty quickly. The wait times have gotten continually shorter, so that's a good sign. I got there around 1:30 pm so there were a decent number of eaters so the franks and buns were okay. All in all, I'd say it's good but not great. I'd give it a B-.

                      1. re: Feed_me

                        When I get over here I am going to try their "LA Street Dog" as that doesn't tend to be on a lot of menu's at dog places.