A good way to get me to go to nearly any restaurant is a killer neon sign, so when I spied Larry’s Chili Dog one day in Burbank I knew I had to visit, because it has absolutely one of the cutest neon sign’s I’ve ever seen!
Larry’s Chili Dog has been around since 1953 and the darling little dachshund in the bun was there from day one, beckoning customers with a wag of his tail. Yes, even in the daytime you can see that his tail was indeed animated, as there are little neon loops outside of the bun. While originally only serving chili dogs and hot dogs, it has expanded its menu over the years, and now includes burgers, burritos and more. Regularly landing on “best chili dog” lists in the Los Angeles area, it’s a must visit if you’re a fan of dogs, both the eatable and furry kind!
Sadly, I failed to ask if the sign still lights up, but here’s hoping, and one day I would love to see his little tail in action. And if they day comes Larry’s ever closes up shop, I hope this sign finds a home at the Museum of Neon Art.
Say hello to the wiener dog in the bun at Larry’s Chili Dog at 3122 W. Burbank Boulevard in Burbank.