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Pink’s Hot Dogs Has La Brea Intersection Officially Named in Its Honor

Plus Ty Burrell talks food on stage, and Filipino ice cream flavors

Pink’s Hot Dogs
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Congrats to all

It’s official: The intersection of La Brea and Melrose will soon have a heritage designation that officially recognizes Pink’s Hot Dogs. The long-running hot dog stand has been in operation in one form or another since 1939, and still draws big lines almost every day. A motion to officially designate the square as “Pink’s Square” started up back in February of this year, and now LA Magazine reports that the move is official, as of yesterday. Congratulations, Pink’s.

Mouth moments

The Mouth Feelings podcast is going live on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Sunset in Hollywood. The podcast discusses all things food related, and is hosted by Ty Burrell of Modern Family and his friends. This live episode will feature Retta, the actress from Parks and Recreation.

The newness

Woodland Hills has a new restaurant to know about: Grill & Toast, a casual new American spot doing breakfast through dinner. 21150 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA.

Market time

Living On One went and checked out the bustling Guatemalan street food bazaar happening near MacArthur Park, and came away with a pretty compelling video of the place. Check it out here.

Wanderlust levels

Wanderlust Creamery is toying with a host of Filipino-inspired flavors all next month, and kicking off the party with a day of enjoyment at Smorgasburg this weekend.

More Italian

East Coast chain Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse has expanded to Irvine. The company is ready to open its doors soon at 18420 Von Karman Avenue, and is currently accepting job applications.

Sharing is caring

The Girls on Food team has partnered up with Industrious out of Century City for a Shared Plates fundraiser for L.A. Kitchen. The $25 party on Friday, October 5 features a bunch of small bites from local retailers, with proceeds going to a good cause.

Vegetarians, unite

The third annual California Vegetarian Food Festival is happening this weekend at Raleigh Studios on Melrose. The Saturday and Sunday event features a ton of meatless vendors, exhibitions, a film screening, and more.

New bites

Sweet Laurel is now open at Palisades Village (15279 Sunset Blvd.). The summery pink spot does coffee, tea, and cake galore, with hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The opening menu is below.