If you’ve been to the iconic Pink’s in Los Angeles, you know how special this hot dog stand is. It’s stood near Hollywood for 7 decades, serving A-list celebrities right along with regular Joes who just want one of their all-beef dogs with the perfect snap. The Planet Hollywood location, right on Las Vegas Boulevard, is the right fit for this legendary shack, even though the celebrity count isn’t as high. But you can still order the same hot dog, with unusual toppings like mushrooms, Swiss, and mayo. The “Vegas Strip” dog features two links in one bun, smothered with mustard, onions, chili, and guacamole; the “Showgirl” is crowned with bacon, onions, relish, tomato, kraut, and sour cream. Come to think of it, we’d like to see an actual showgirl eat one of these, headdress and all. Fortunately, here you don’t have to line up around the block, as you would in L.A.
- Rick Garman