Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Chili Dog Lighted Sign

Allee Willis
Submitted by Allee Willis June 28th, 2010
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I love lighted signs. Most of the ones I collect are African-American from the 1950’s and 60’s but I also fall for big fat trouts popping out of picnic baskets, gushing motorized waterfalls and the blinking lights of a big metropolis. But my absolute favorite genre which I constantly stop myself from buying because I have no room to keep any more are lighted food signs, not the least of which is this one commemorating one of my all-time favorite snack foods, the chili dog.

I love Chili dogs.

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This was consumed two months ago at Cupids Hot Dogs in Tarzana, CA, where the decor is just as good as the hot dogs.

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There are also two outstanding specials offered at Cupid’s that I haven’t seen offered at very many other hot dog stands:

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I don’t think Cupid’s uses Castleberry chili though, which is good as in 2007 many cans of Castleberry were recalled for possibly containing Botulism.

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As I’m too lazy to cook my own anything this has not deterred me from enjoying a good hot dog stand-bought chili dog every now and then…

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… especially if it comes in the form of a vintage lighted sign.

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2 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Chili Dog Lighted Sign”

  1. Markydoodle

    Mark Milligan

    It’s hard to beat a good chili dog. My friends Peter and Carole Rose Schlesinger took me to Pink’s about 15 years ago for my first visit, I guess I must not have hidden how much I liked it because they brought me a gallon of the stuff the next time they came to Colorado!
    That place in Tarzana looks like a visit is in order soon. mmmmm.