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Nearly 80 years after it originally opened, Los Angeles’ iconic 18-foot, mustard-smeared, cement hot dog stand has returned in time for National Hot Dog Day.
Longtime fans of Tail o’ the Pup came prepared Wednesday night for its new grand opening in West Hollywood. They wore ketchup and mustard costumes, and red and yellow baseball caps and stockings. One patron wore red and yellow suspenders; another brought a Basset hound in a hot dog costume.
Mayor Lauren Meister, who helped cut the ribbon, said she was thrilled to see the stand back in business after nearly two decades.
“It’s a part of our history,” she said as she carried two boxes of hot dogs to her car. “I remember eating these back at the old location. It’s very exciting.”