Pink's is an LA staple, especially for tourists. In my 26 years of life on earth, and as a native of this great city, I've only been once--today--and will probably never go again. It's not because it's bad...it's hot dogs, which aren't exactly a staple in my regular diet.
First of all, Pink's is known for it's super long line, however, I can tell you now that if you go at 10am on a Sunday you can get lucky like we did and face ZERO line. Hot dogs in the morning? Why not? Go hike to the Hollywood sign first and you won't feel as guilty or gross--we did. Moreover, my friend was visiting from Brazil so we thought, what the hey let's do it.
I didn't feel like having bread, so I went with the Poli Bacon Burrito Dog. Who would've thunk it--hot dog inside a tortilla. I dig it. Now, when they say big flour tortilla on the description, they mean BIG. My hot dog burrito was ginormous. I can't believe some people order it with two dogs! I had the spicy Polish dog, which really was quite good. Spicy is as spicy does and spicy did. The dog itself was quite hot, but the spiciness cranked up the heat. Make sure you've got some water on you.
The chilli I enjoyed, the cheese was just cheese--nothing fancy--and the bacon was nice as bacon often is. The problem was that before I even picked up the burrito, grease was already seeping through one of the ends. Not only was the burrito ginormous, but with all that grease, I knew my stomach was going to hate me if I consumed the whole thing. So, I couldn't even finish it.
Overall, I'd say my experience was quite enjoyable in a university-days-3am munchies type of way, only I'm not in university anymore and it was not 3am. In fact, it reminded me much of my late night adventures to Freebirds for all you fellow Isla Visters who know what I'm talking about.
I say go at least once in your life just to go. They do have a surprisingly large menu of, not just hot dogs, but burgers as well.
BIG LOVE & HUGS