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.
love your pic of the fries and dog. Makes me want to go out and find a hot dog stand!
Thanks! If you're anywhere near Los Angeles, there are plenty of hot dog stands around!
heh, I lived a year in Hollywierd and got it all out of my system 🙂 Tho when I lived there I ate lots of sushi but never hot dogs!