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Do you rememer NU-WAY CHILI DOGS in WLA?????

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DiKan59 May 27, 2011 05:07 PM

Is there a chili dog out there that in as good as NU-WAY's???????

  1. Servorg May 27, 2011 05:16 PM

    Carney's on the Sunset Strip (also a location on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City) is your closest to Nu-ways (which I ate most every week for years, along with their Spanish Delite (tamale with chili, cheese and onions in a cup)..

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    Carney's
    12601 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

    Carney's Restaurant
    8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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      Sam D. May 28, 2011 10:40 AM

      The thing that made NuWay special was the chili that was made with their own unique recipe. It was kinda greasy but it was probably about 85% ground beef with very little filler, a robust taste and heavily flavored with cumin seed.

      Apart from the chili, it was a 7 or 8 inch long Vienna skinless dog that exceeded the length of a standard hot dog bun supplied by Puritan Bakery. Both the dogs and the buns were steamed. They used the standard hot dog condiments, mustard, relish and diced onions. There are a number of places using Vienna dogs that can duplicate the NuWay hot dog minus the chili. Portillo's, Taste Chicago and Slaw Dogs use Vienna dogs and I'm sure there are quite a few others.

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      Taste Chicago
      603 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

      The Slaw Dogs
      720 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

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        jgilbert Nov 20, 2012 01:07 PM

        Where was Nu-Way located?

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          Servorg Nov 20, 2012 01:22 PM

          If you scroll down that information is contained in the last post of this thread by JeffreyLevine.

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        Dropafryburnit Jun 12, 2011 09:58 AM

        For the area Hamburger Habit makes a decent chili dog . Nu Ways was such a great place to eat , at all hours . I especially liked the fried chicken and steak sandwiches .

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        Hamburger Habit
        8954 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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          VenusCafe Sep 14, 2011 03:56 AM

          Exactly what we ate, at all hours! Back in the day when we lived in SM, worked nights and ate meat! 35 years ago! Do not know what was so enjoyable at Nu Way, but it sure was.

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            Dropafryburnit Sep 14, 2011 07:26 AM

            Sure was a nice area and time to grow up in. Still yearn for many of those great food spots from the 70's. Dem bones, Harry's BBQ pit, China House, Pup n' Taco, Arlenes donuts, and of course Ketchies. But I digress.

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              Servorg Sep 14, 2011 07:51 AM

              Ketchy's II is still around and still about the same (chili cheese dogs aren't too shabby).

              See Yelp photo of menu: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/Z2dhXz...

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              Ketchy's II
              11270 La Grange Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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          leonarddarcy Jun 20, 2011 12:49 PM

          It was the last place i ate before i left LA in 1988. My Parents had gone there for years. Try Marty's on Pico near 20th Century Fox. The Nu Way Secret was sweet relish in their chili. And it was real chili - lots of beef and no beans. I make a close copy. I use a Nathans bun length steamed on a good steamed bun, sweet relish, mustard, chopped onion and Wolfe's no bean chili with a litlle sweet pickle juice added and 4 oz of 75/25 hamburger. I sometimes add shredded sharp cheddar.

          And the tamales were awesome too. And a bowl of their chili with saltine crackers and fries on the side was a sometime lunch for me. Ahhhhh memories.

          Try Marty's on Pico and ask for extra sweet relish. You might be surprised.

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            malibumike Sep 14, 2011 09:00 AM

            Yes I remember Nu Way, we used to ride our bikes over there about 1960, the best chili dog in town, It's sad that some of the best are gone now, like pickle bills to the west on pico and there was a great hamburger stand just east of overland on pico, all gone now.

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              Servorg Sep 14, 2011 09:41 AM

              "...and there was a great hamburger stand just east of overland on pico, all gone now."

              I don't know if you mean Marty's or not? But if so then Marty's is still there. Outdoor patio in the back for "eating in" and order at the window in front. It's in between the Fire Station and the Shell Gas Station.

              Yelp Photo Here: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/CnET89...

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              Marty's Hamburger Stand
              10558 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                malibumike Sep 15, 2011 09:14 AM

                No Servorg, I've tried Marty's, not the same place, but thanks for the suggestion, I think most old fashioned hamburger stands were on property too expensive to keep as such, now they are food trucks with some exceptions such as marty's and apple pan.

          2. PaulF Sep 14, 2011 11:13 AM

            I eat chili dogs at Johnnie's Pastrami in Culver City.

            Johnnie's has that love/hate thing on CH, mostly because their signature dish -- the pastrami sandwich on french roll -- is inconsistent and there are better versions around town in the eyes of some. But ... but ... Johnnie's is also a pretty good coffee shop. I eat their fruit/berry pie slices. Their french fries are good (I think they make them from frozen -- not sure -- but they are still good), their chili is good on both the hot dogs and the fries (it comes straight or with beans) and I really like their corned beef more than the pastrami and I get it on rye bread.

            JP is also open late and have nice waitresses who have been there a long time, though I've seen a few new faces their recently. They also have a retro juke box and if you hear "The Letter" by The Box Tops then my wife and I are probably having a meal there.

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            Johnnie's Pastrami
            4017 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

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              JeffreyLevine Nov 19, 2012 06:39 PM

              Back in the day, I ate the fabulous fried chickenb from NU-Way (corner of Bundy Dr.and Pico Blvd.) at least 2 nights a week. I used to dance at a folkdabce club a few blocks east of Bundy.

              The chicken was great. The only restaurant fried chicken that was better was GoldeI Bird, This was the best fried chicken in Los Angeles, bar none!

              The dinner at NU-WAY came with thin french fries, and the operators placed a pat of butter on the fries. The fries melted the butter, and now I have to dip my fries in butter beiore dipping into ketchup or 1,000 island salad dressing. Try buttering your fries.

              I saw another thread for Pink's, Pink's uses a very gentile hot dog (Hoffy, I think), with that hard casing around it. ttook a bunch of Gentile friends out to the Laserium, and planned to nosh at Pink's afterwards.

              Believe it or not, all the Goyim hated the hot dogs, because all they ever ate were Kosher Hot Dogs. All the chili dogs went right into the garbage, I was flabergasted!

              I am actually a long-time acquaintance of Paul "Pinks".

              Jeffrey L.

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                Samboni Apr 1, 2014 10:54 AM

                I grew up a few blocks away on Amherst and spent a lot of time and paper route money on those dogs! Like Kelbo's down the road, it is no more... sigh.

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                  DianeQT Apr 2, 2014 09:06 AM

                  Loved Kelbos shrimp. The unique no-alcohol drinks. Any place like it anywhere? Best chili dogs ever at Nu-Way. Looking for a place like the Velvet Turtle.

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