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Hot Diggity Dog: Pink's Opens a Hot Dog Shack at LAX Today

July 22, 2010 at 8:24 AM | by | ()

If you happen to be in LAX today, rush over to to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. At 3 p.m., Hollywood hot dog hawker Pink's will open a location in the airport.

It will actually be the first Pink's outpost in an airport. And like the original Pink's at Melrose and N. La Brea Avenues in LA proper, there'll likely be a long line for those legendary chili dogs. So don't expect to quickly grab some delicious encased meat before your flight.

Pink's started out as a food cart in 1939 and moved into its Hollywood digs in 1946, where it's been ever since. Other Pink's locations have popped up in O.C.'s Knott's Berry Farm, Universal City's Universal CityWalk, Vegas' Planet Hollywood and L.A.'s Greek Theatre.

The hot dog shack is known for its celebrity clientele; fans Martha Stewart and Rosie O'Donnell even have dogs named after them. The Martha Stewart Dog is a 10-incher with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream, while Rosie's Long Island Dog (she's an L.I. native) is a 10-inch dog topped with mustard, onions, chili and kraut. In fact, the LAX Pink's just may be the best new place to do some stargazing while at the airport.

Related Stories:
· Pink's Hot Dogs Opens Tomorrow in LAX [LA Weekly]
· West Virginia Salutes Buns and Dogs with a Hot Dog Food Fest [Jaunted]
· Chili Dogs And Long Flights: LAX To Get Pink's Hot Dogs [Jaunted]

[Photo: Pink's]

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