In the past, courageous explorers like Marco "Bringer of Pasta" Polo crossed the globe in search of exotic foodstuffs -- but in the present, you wouldn't even drive to The Valley. Get the Holy Grail of Hot Dogs without the trek, at The Stand Westwood.
Just opened this week, Westwood is this wiener-king's most central location, the previous two being Encino and Century City (or 90-Year City, once the agents take their cut). All their dogs comes from a single, top-secret butcher; build your own, or go with specialty models like the bleu-cheesy "Big Blue", the baked-bean-and-Swiss'd "Boston", or the "Downtown LA" -- loaded with grilled onions/peppers and wrapped in bacon, it'll shore up your fat reserves enough to get you through six years squatting in a dumpster, shaking from meth. Other options include sandwiches (Brisket, BLT, Tuna Melt), Salads (Cobb, Greek, Caesar), and eight hand-pressed, marinated burger options highlighted by the "Berkeley BBQ" -- yellow onion, cheddar, BBQ sauce, and bacon, despite Berkeley's staunch opposition to both meat, and fire.
Future plans include expanding to Woodland Hills and Hollywood, and Monday dollar-dog nights -- great, because to get a meal for a dollar now, you must go for Marco's bastard spawn, Top Ramen.