Sunday was the last day for Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a fixture on Riverside Drive since 1949. There used to be others around the Valley, but far as I know this is the last Hot Dog Show. "Countless movie and TV stars have been regulars over the years," writes Dave Share at Blogging Los Angeles.
Hot Dog Show holds a special place in my heart as I’ve been going there since….well before I was born! My mom worked there when she was 16, her initials STILL carved into the counter. In fact, I only just found out that my parents met there. If it weren’t for the Hot Dog Show, I wouldn’t exist! Having lived only 1 block away for most of my life, I can remember riding my scooter or bicycle up there on a regular basis. I always ordered 2 plain dogs with ketchup, fries and a Dr. Pepper....
I’ll miss you Hot Dog Show and I’m not looking forward to the rumored Italian restaurant taking your place. At least we still have
Dale’s Jr. Money Tree Hampton’s IHOP Copper PennyBob’s!
Here's a Patch story on the closure.
Photo: Dave Share/Blogging Los Angeles