Dinner At Pink’s

Helaine and I drove to Hollywood last night. Helaine had some goodies for Stef. It’s a 55 mile drive. An hour and a half last night. LA traffic is as advertised.

Stef met us after work.

She’s been to the Golden Globes, SAG and Grammys. She’ll be on the Red Carpet at the Oscars too. Stef’s part of the team that produces the ‘pre-game’ and ‘post-game’ shows on E!. They’ll be live seven hours at the Oscars.

OK, I’m her father. I’m biased. It sounds like a pretty cool job.

I’m especially glad she’s involved in live TV. It’s a rush when you’re on and there’s no turning back. I tried to explain the feeling before she started. Alas, you can’t properly describe an experience.

We brought Doppler along, which limits where we can go. Who cares? She’s an excellent traveler.

We ended up at Pink’s on La Brea. It’s a hot dog stand, built in 1946, still rocking it’s 1946 style. Pink’s is a reflection of LA’s early adoption of cars versus public transport. You could drive up, get out of your car and get a dog!

I had the “HUELL HOWSER DOG – 2 hot dogs in ONE bun – mustard, chili, cheese & onions.” Huell was a well known TV personality whose segments on LA’s quirky native culture are still played, long after his death.

I also had a Dr. Brown’s Cherry. That brings me back to Flushing, as a kid. The taste hasn’t changed. It was magical.

Pink’s no Glenwood! Will someone please tell Rob I said that.

Our drive home was much faster–a little less than an hour.

We’re very lucky to live so close to Stef. It’s a trip we enjoy taking.

8 thoughts on “Dinner At Pink’s”

  1. I’ve never been to Pinks. When I’m in that area, I like going to the Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax or to Lawry’s Prime Rib, 100 N LA Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills.

    Is Stef a member of SAG? When my uncle was in the movies, he use to attend those type award shows all the time.

    That is a darling picture of Doppler sitting at the table. He is such a good dog.

  2. I’m thrilled for you and Helaine that you are now living so close to your daughter. Amazing how everything turns out – it was meant to be 🙂

  3. I never made it to Pinks but there’s a great place on the Palmdale/Little Rock border (Pearblossom Highway) called Charlie Brown`s Farms http://charliebrownfarms.info/our-store-ezp-1.html. Kind of a nostalgic place. Great tri-tip sandwiches, every kind of beef jerky you could dream of, soda brands most of us never heard of, game meats, a wide variety of old fashioned candy, Christmas shop, and a lot of collector’s items (Betty Hoop, pottery, dolls, military, Snoopy, almost anything you could think of. And of course their famous date shakes. If you’re headed to the Antelope Valley, it’s worth stopping in for lunch.

  4. I went to the Pink’s in Vegas, but I can’t wait to get to the real thing in LA. Now that I know someone who lives in the Southland, I might get some tips on where to eat, etc., when we get out there next year or the year after! 🙂

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