It seems like I spend and unhealthy amount of time in the car when I’m not at work or when I’m not in my apartment. When I (unfortunately) have to work days, I try to find shortcuts between North Hollywood and Woodland Hills and it usually involves taking Ventura Blvd. which runs parallel to the 101. There are a lot of interesting shops and restaurants that I file away in the back of my mind for future reference of places I would like to visit. One place that I had a chance to visit today was Cupid’s Hot Dogs on Ventura and Aura St. just west of the 405.
I’ve been told by a few people at work that Cupid’s is the place to go for a good hot dog. I usually don’t crave a hot dog — it’s a cinch to assemble at home but they were insistent I try one and that it’s only second to the famous Pink’s Hot Dogs.
Choices, choices. I just had to try the Cupid’s Original which was a hot dog with a dollop of mustard, topped with chili and onions (which I opted not to have) and a side of fries which the guy behind the counter assured me I would love.
I hesistated about having both mustard and chili on a hot dog but once I took a bite, I didn’t mind. The hot dog actually reminded me of a coney dog I had in Detroit last year. The bun was soft and not a hard, cold bun. The fries were indeed delicious but nothing out of the ordinary except for the seasoned salt.