Thursday, May 8, 2008

And you thought our menu was a little crazy...

Your Shultzy's correspondent is on the road again. This time, I headed down to Los Angeles and had the opportunity to eat at Pink's.

Pink's is an L.A. institution since 1939 that serves up a variety of hotdogs and burgers to the 15-20 million non-vegans left in Southern California. As you can see, it's a place with modest decor and an even more modest dining area (who needs a roof over your head when it never rains).

From their giant menu, I chose a Millenium dog (not shown in their online menu) that was a jalapeño-flavored footlong hotdog topped with chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and guacamole and my wife opted for the basic stretch chili dog.

They were both pretty tasty. And very filling. Even 8 hours later, neither of us were very hungry.

In the interest of culinary adventure, I wish I had tried their Pastrami Burrito (Big flour tortilla wrapped around 2 hot dogs, Grilled Pastrami, Swiss cheese, chili & onions) or their Bacon Burrito Dog (Big flour tortilla wrapped around 2 hot dogs, 2 slices of cheese, 3 slices of bacon, chili & onions), but I had other plans that day and couldn't resist succumbing to a food-induced coma.

Overall, it was pretty tasty and worth a visit if you're in LA, but sadly there's no beer served. I'm ready to get back to Seattle for a Junkyard Dog and a Weltenburger Barrock Hell (if the keg holds out 'til I get back).