Is Pink’s the worst hot dog we’ve ever had? Well, there were those turkey dogs someone foisted on us at a Cub Scout picnic years ago….and lets not forget tofu dogs, and veggie protein links…all of which we’ve tried in the name of…er…uh…research.
But as tube steaks go, Pink’s takes the cake for flavorless messes. And expensive ones to boot.
First of all, the hot itself is none too big. It may be long, but there’s not much too it. Seasonings (of the sausage itself) are scant, and the whole thing gets lost in a big squishy bun that is clearly over-matched by the condiments heaped upon it.
Our Showgirl Dog ($6.75) only showed itself to be a gooey mess that separated itself from the aforementioned tasteless dog after one bite, and we were left with a large glop of relish, onions bacon, tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream to be either picked through or struggled with throughout the rest of the meal. Upon first viewing it we remarked, “I’m gonna need a fork.” The Food Gal® responded, “A forklift is more like it.” And she was right.
And then there’s the Chili Dog ($5.50). It is napped in a brown, grainy, vaguely chili-like substance, that appears to be a distant relative of the real thing. Whether it actually contains meat or not is questionable, and your enjoyment of same will be problematical or not, depending on the intimacy of your relationship with Hormel or Dinty Moore.
Our meal of two hot dogs, an order of fries, and a drink came to $20. Next time we’ll drive to Los Angeles.
In front of the Miracle Mile Shoppes at Planet Hollywood