Monday, February 15, 2010

Carney's in Studio City

After an intense session of basketball, my friends and I all had quite an appetite. So where did we go? Carney's!

Carney's is a fast food restaurant that specializes in hot dogs. The restaurant is actually situated in a train car, which is very cool. The menu might not be as varied as Pink's, but the food is good and it hits the spot. They have about 8 different hot dog configurations along with hamburgers and other offerings, and on this day I got a Red Eye Spicy Style. That's a spicy Polish sausage split and grilled and topped with mustard, grilled sauerkraut, and chili peppers. It's not overly spicy with a nice burning sensation that just lingers. It's a good blend of flavors all of which compliment each other well.
I also got a small chili cheese fries. The chili is not unlike that of the Original Tommy's or Pink's. It's kind of a gelatinous mass devoid of any outstanding features, but I like it like that.
I washed all of it down with a mongo-sized lemonade, which is the largest size they have. And all of this was just under $10, which wasn't too bad.

Here are some other notes on the hot dog:
- 3 out of 10 on my spice-o-meter, which means it'll give you a tingly tongue.
- 5 out of 7 on my mess-o-meter, which means stuff will fall off the hot dog and you'll need napkins.
- You probably don't need a knife and fork unless you're super fastidious, pretentious, or Japanese from Japan.

Studio City
12601 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-8300

West Hollywood
8351 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 654-8300


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