La Brea and Melrose May Become “Pink’s Square”

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LOS ANGELES–Pink’s Hot Dogs, the longtime Hollywood restaurant, will have the intersection where it is located named “Pink’s Square” if the Los Angeles City Council approves a motion introduced by Councilman Paul Koretz yesterday.

Pink’s Square would honor the popular location that opened in 1947 at the corner of La Brea and Melrose avenues, after its original owners, Paul and Betty Pink, had started by operating a pushcart in 1939, according to the motion.

Pink’s is a well-known establishment to Hollywood residents and its visitors, with long lines often stretching around the block and a wall filled with autographed pictures of the celebrities who have eaten there.

Pink’s is also known for its menu items named after its celebrity customers, including the Martha Stewart Dog–relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream–and the Huell Howser dog–two dogs in one bun with mustard, chili, cheese and onion.

“To date, the family has created over 35 combinations of hot dogs and a dozen variety of hamburgers to satisfy the varied taste of its patrons,” Koretz’s motion states.

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