In Hollywood, the intersection of affordability and location takes place at the massive garden patio of The Cat & Fiddle, an institution for over 30 years.
This parlor-style joint brings Pasadena the most creative and delicious hot dogs around. Their special all-beef skinless dogs come in several signature varieties, like the Sooo Cali, topped with wild arugula, spicy basil aioli, crispy onions, avocado, and tomato. Feeling adventurous? You can customize your own dog with a selection of 40+ toppings. Veggie dogs are available, too, as are their tasty burgers and sausages.
Guachos in Glendale is a happenin' enough place to head up there for. The Brazilian steakhouse is most known for their insane dinners, but you can't forget about their brunch and bar area, which tend to get pretty rowdy on the weekends.