Hot Dog Heaven at The Infield

I’ve spent too many hours waiting in line for hot dogs named after celebs at that much hyped hot dog stand on La Brea. You know the one, no parking, long lines, tourists galore. No need to fret though, The Infield in Sherman Oaks came to the rescue one afternoon after a day at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park batting cages.

Where else in LA, other than Dodger Stadium, can you sit in a seat from Chavez Ravine and chow on a foot long Farmer John dog and listen in over the speakers as Vin Scully waxes poetic about baseball? It’s a proverbial trip around our hot dog loving nation at The Infield. The menu, featuring hot dog creations from around the country, includes the local classic Dodger Dog, the venerable Chicago Dog with electric green relish, a New York dog, a creative Boston Baked Bean dog, a decadent Kobe Beef dog, or my favorite, the chili dog made with The Dips’ famous chili.

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Original seats from Dodger and Busch Stadium.

Original seats from Dodger, Busch , and other stadiums.

They've got a large menu with some of the best dogs in Los Angeles.

They've got a large menu with some of the best dogs in Los Angeles.

Their chili dog comes topped with world famous <em>The Dip</em> chili.

Their chili dog comes topped with world famous The Dip chili.

If you’re so inclined, mix your savory with a little sweet and try one of their County Fair-like dessert dogs. The Twinkie Dog is a deep fried twinkie, with cheez wiz and powdered sugar. Or their Caramel Apple Dog with chicken apple sausage, caramel sauce, and chopped apples.

They’ve got weekly specials too. On Mondays, Dodger Dogs are only .75 with no limit on how many you can have. And, like so many restaurants are doing, they have embraced Twitter and announce special deals for their twitter followers. You can follow them here.

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Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

3 Responses to “Hot Dog Heaven at The Infield”

  1. April 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    That chili dog is beckoning me fiercely. I’ve never been to Pink’s, although without fail, I am always astounded by the line. Do you know how many drinks I could’ve enjoyed during the time I would’ve been standing in such a line? Will have to check out the Infield (sans batting cages beforehand)!

  2. April 22, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Pink’s sucks, stood in line forever and the dogs weren’t really very good I couldn’t see what the big deal was.

    A loyal dip fan I gave the infield a chance when it first opened and it was great. My boyfriend and I go there most saturdays when we are around. I know he even stops by to pick up dogs for himself before he comes to see me. So be warned once you try them you will be hooked.

    I dig the turkey dogs the most and I had a taste of the fried twinkie which was very good so don’t forget dessert!

    I follow them on twitter and they do post some really great deals on there.

  3. April 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Hot Dog Lovers!

    Thanks for reading the Dig Lounge review on the new Hot Dog Stand – The Infield. We really want you to come check out our new look and discover your favorite hot dog. Vienna’s, Sabrett’s, Hebrew Nationals, Farmer John and so many more.

    Attention Dig Lounge Readers, Reply to @theinfield via Twitter and receive A FREE Classic All Beef Snapper and Fried Twinkie on us!

    Robert Davitian
    @theinfield