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Showing Love for Cupid’s Hot Dogs (L.A.)

13 July 2009 2,511 views 4 Comments

I’m pleased to introduce you to Lenny H., who submitted the post below on Cupid’s Hot Dogs via an e-mail to his son (and my boyfriend), Adam, who forwarded it on to me. After last week’s KGSR radio show and blog post on Frank, a fancy hot dog restaurant and bar in downtown Austin, both Lenny and Adam’s cousin Evan wanted to spread the Cupid’s gospel. Lenny grew up in the Los Angeles area and Evan still lives there. Take it away, Lenny:

cupidsextThe all-time BEST hot dog I’ve ever tasted is from Cupid’s in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The original location is located in North Hollywood and opened in 1946. Another location, and in my opinion, better than the first, opened behind the Van Nuys court house in the mid 50’s.

Unfortunately, both of these locations are gone and the only “original” non-franchised owned is in Northridge on Lindley. I believe every other Cupids are pretenders to the real thing.

The original stores only serve hot dogs, chips, and drinks. That’s it. The dog is all beef and audibly snaps when you bite into it. The chili is a thick orangish sauce with just the right amount of spice. The dog is served with fresh onions and mustard on a very soft, steamed bun.

cupid hot dogA few years ago, they added cheese as an option but please do not ask for it in front of us old timers as we see this as sacrilege.

If you find yourself in the Valley and see a Cupids sign, pull in. If they offer anything other than the original hot dog get back in your car and drive to Lindley as fast as you can.

Tell ‘em Lenny sent you and order two originals and a pink lemonade.

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    These hot dogs are really very yummy, I really love them, i don't miss a single chance.

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    These hot dogs are really very yummy, I really love them, i don't miss a single chance.

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    These hot dogs are really very yummy, I really love them, i don't miss a single chance.