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Nu-Way Hot Dogs in WLA

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Randy Aug 26, 2005 10:43 PM

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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    pnutbuddah Sep 20, 2012 11:51 PM

    Just saw a Groupon for Pop's Hotdogs on National.
    Anyone been there?

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      Servorg Sep 21, 2012 05:48 AM

      This place http://www.popshotdogs.com/ is local to me so I'll be giving it a try I'm sure. They share space with the Robek's Juice shop in the little mall across the street from Whole Foods/Lost & Found Bar.

      I notice that someone over on Yelp says that they use chili from Tub's in Culver City, a place that Dommy has written about favorably here on CH previously - so that's a positive. They also have King's Hawaiian hot dog buns as one of their selections, which is another positive to me.

      Thanks for the heads up.

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        Jase Sep 21, 2012 06:09 AM

        I've been meaning to try them the last couple of weekends but something kept coming up. Thanks for the prod.

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          pnutbuddah Sep 21, 2012 10:53 PM

          A hot dog on a King's Hawaiian bun just might get me there.....although I have found Tub's chili pretty underwhelming.

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            Galen Sep 21, 2012 11:21 PM

            I looked around at Ralphs and couldn't find the new KW buns? Any ideas where I can get them?

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              ns1 Nov 1, 2012 06:07 PM

              I have found them at Albertsons. I use them for lobster/crab rolls. They are also great for la street dogs.

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              kevin Nov 1, 2012 06:29 PM

              I think Dog Haus in Pasadena also serves there dogs on sweet Hawaiian bread.

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                ns1 Nov 1, 2012 06:35 PM

                They used to serve it on the standard hawaiian rolls (ie 2 rolls per dog). There is a new product that is actually hot dog buns.

                I am not sure what Dog Haus serves their stuff on now.

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          mar52 Aug 26, 2012 08:37 PM

          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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            Feed_me Sep 19, 2012 04:42 PM

            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.

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              Jase Sep 19, 2012 08:21 PM

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

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                Feed_me Sep 19, 2012 10:13 PM

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

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                  Feed_me Nov 1, 2012 05:20 PM

                  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-. http://www.maddogzandburgers.com/

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                    Servorg Nov 1, 2012 05:46 PM

                    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.

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            Steve Doggie-Dogg Aug 29, 2005 02:57 PM

            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
            Steve

            Link: http://www.hotdogspot.com

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              Samboni Aug 25, 2012 07:10 PM

              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!

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                Feed_me Aug 26, 2012 03:11 AM

                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.

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                  Servorg Aug 26, 2012 04:41 AM

                  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... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861690

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                    Servorg Aug 26, 2012 05:08 PM

                    Found a nice write up with photos on Pleasure Palate's website for SS: http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/20...

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                Dave Gee Aug 27, 2005 04:33 PM

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

                Link: http://hotdogspot.com/2004/07/wiener-...

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                  malibumike Aug 27, 2005 11:01 AM

                  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.
                  http://www.thestandlink.com/

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                    mc michael Aug 26, 2005 11:45 PM

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

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