A famous LA Landmark and favorite tourist attraction in Los Angeles is Pink’s Hot Dogs. At any time you pass by the world famous hot dog stand, you’ll see a long line of customers on La Brea Ave waiting to get a dog.
Pink’s dates back to the years when the Great Depression was still having a negative impact on the country. Paul and Betty Pink founded the hot dog stand with a pushcart they worked near the corner of La Brea and Melrose. A chili dog made with Betty’s own chili recipe was only 10 cents.
Thanks to Betty’s chili and the custom made hot dogs they served, the business grew and they built their current building at 709 N La Brea Ave in 1946. It became a favorite of celebrities and the interior walls are lined with autographed photos of celebrities that dined there.
Many of the hot dogs are named after celebrities as well These include the Martha Stewart Dog, the Rosie O’Donnell, and the Ozzy Osbourne. In addition to the large selection of hot dogs, there is a smaller selection of hamburgers.
Parking in the area is limited, but Pink’s does have its own small parking lot. It is not far from all of the tourist attractions on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so if you are visiting LA put stopping in for a Pink’s Hot Dog on your bucket list.
Oh, and for some LA comedy and a more intimate experience of what it is like to eat at Pink’s, check out the episode of our own outrageous Miss Kitty Fairlane at Pink’s Hot Dogs.