- By Elaine Petrone
- Photo By Paige Petrone
All of you who have stood in line at Pink’s waiting for service raise your hands. Don’t be embarrassed. I bet there are plenty of you and who could blame you? Pink’s has been serving up a delicious assortment of hot dogs, chili dogs, burgers, and many other specialty items since 1939. Several of the items on the menu have been named for some of the celebrities who often wait in line like everyone else. You may even have stood next to one! Pink’s has been at its present location at 709 N. La Brea in West Hollywood since 1939. Pink’s is family owned and operated and the family name really is Pink. Really!
The biggest seller is still the stretch dog which spans 10 inches and is piled high. They also serve up terrific burgers and even dessert. The restaurant employs its own parking attendant because space is limited. The lines move a little slowly because each order is prepared to the customer’s specifications. They will put practically anything on your dog or burger. And of course, it’s worth the wait. In recent years Pink’s has branched out to support many local organizations, most notably the LA Art show. They also have locations in Las Vegas, at LAX, and at the Camarillo Premium Outlet Center. They are currently open for takeout or delivery. Call ahead for takeout — they are understandably busy!
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