Top 10 Chili Dogs in LA
LA Weekly just put together their list of the top 10 Chili Dogs in LA. Did your favorite make their list? Carney's is the one missing for me. I do love that Cupid's made the list.
The LA Weekly List:
1 The bacon wrapped hot dog cart
2. Fab's Hot Dogs
3. Cupid's Hot Dogs
4. Vicious Dogs
7 Jeff's Gourmet Sausages
8. Larry's Chili Dog
9. Let's Be Frank at Golden State
I think the chili dog at Slaw Dogs is underrated. Their chili is excellent, and, when made with a rippered natural casing dog, it's sublime. However, Slaw Dogs focuses on their more exotic (and, IMHO, underwhelming) combinations, and doesn't promote their nc chili dog, with the result that it doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
EDIT: possibly the list is limited to places within the LA city limits. All of the entries are in LA proper. Still doesn't account for the omission of Carney's. Props for omitting Pinks, though!
A new hot dog place is about to open in Manhattan Beach called Hotdogger's in the site of the old Glacier Ice Cream on Sepulveda Blvd. Word is that they will be open till 3am. Here is a list of what they will be serving from their Facebook site: Hot Dogs, Grilled Dogs, Boiled Dogs, Fried Dogs, Frittered Dogs, Fillet'd Dogs, Lard Basted Dogs, Burger Dogs, Stuffed Dogs, Bacon Wrapped Dogs, Mild Dogs, Spicy Dogs, Chicken Dogs, Cajun Dogs, Exotic Dogs, Beach Dogs, California B-B-Q Dogs, Big Dogs, Little Dogs, In-Between Dogs, Hot Dog Soup, Kobe Dogs, Hot Dog Saimin. Should be open any day now.
No they wouldn't. I think that it's for the same reason DTF never opens on the Westside, rents are too high to make a buck. We do have two locations of "the Stand", Tubs chili has a snappy Sabrett's dog and decent chili though I hate their bun. and my current Fav dog is the Bird dog at Let's Be Frank and while they don't have chili they do have devil sauce which I think makes the whole thing work.