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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 29, 2014 at 9:37pm

Did you ever compete in an unusual food contest?

My two-year-younger brother and I, soon after we started school, did that.

I poured chocolate syrup onto a piece of bread, folded the bread and ate it. He filled a teaspoon with salt and ate it.

We both survived and often chuckled over it.

I kept to myself my belief that my choice was more imaginative than his.

Comment by Pat on May 29, 2014 at 7:19pm

Well, on forced leave from work (my cardiologist put his boot up my rear end till my breath smelled like shoe leather). Anyway, made the cream of chicken green chile soup. Not too bad, if I say so myself. Only problem is that I over seasoned it. Substituted dried herbs for fresh, and I should have cut down the quantity. Other than than that, came out OK. Not exactly the same as the version I got at the Owl Cafe, but it's a work in progress.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 29, 2014 at 6:54pm

Yes, Tail o' The Pup was the place where I ate.  I'm glad to know that the structure was saved and is in storage awaiting a comeback.  I was there the day I went to a Johnny Carson taping in Burbank.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 29, 2014 at 6:13pm

Here's the Wiki link for Pink's....that's the place that has gotten the most media exposure.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 29, 2014 at 6:08pm

Okay.  I did a little research, and the hot dog place in Burbank was originally just "Larry's," and it was shaped like a hot dog.  There is now a "Larry's Chili Dog," in the same location, and it's an ordinary square building now.  How boring.

Pink's is an ordinary-shaped hot dog stand on LaBrea, and Tail o' The Pup in storage, still shaped like hot dog, still famous.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 29, 2014 at 6:50am

Small world. I ate in some Mexican restaurant in Albuq back in 67-8, but I don't remember the building. Unforgetable food, however! And I'm sure I ate at Felaine's hot dog stand back in the late 60's, early 70's. I know I ate many a "der Weinerschnitzel" (sp?)!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 28, 2014 at 6:58pm

Sk8eycat, I visited that hot dog-shaped hot dog stand in 1988.  (Either that or there happened to be another one like it in the L.A. area.)  I was in L.A. with friends that year for a wedding. 

Comment by Pat on May 28, 2014 at 6:40pm

Felaine, the nearest I can tell is that is that it is under the same management as it was in 1986. As to when it was originally opened, I honestly don't know. New Mexico is the only state with an official, state approved, question. Red or green? Referring to the chiles you want with your food. I've been there a few times, and my response is always the same. Green.

Here is the place. 

Comment by sk8eycat on May 28, 2014 at 5:14pm

Pat, do you know when the Owl Cafe was built?  It could NOT have been there in 1957...the only time I was ever in Albuquerque, or I would have sniffed it out.  Or someone in our company would have.

Most of those kitschy buildings were originally built either during the roaring 20s, or during the Depression.  There used to be a hot dog stand here in Burbank that was shaped like a hot dog on a bun.  A real stayed open, under different owners, till the 1980s, and I have NO idea why it had no protection as a historical site.

Comment by Michael Penn on May 28, 2014 at 4:09pm

In Spain in the 1960's I ate a very wonderful pea or bean soup that was absolutely yummie. I didn't speak the language so never got the recipe. Over the years I've asked many Mexican families and again had no luck. Any ideas? This was no ordinary bowl of beans. It was a bean soup.


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