Pink’s Hot Dog Stand is a classic LA institution with a history dating back to the Great Depression and hot dogs named after various celebrities and famous things, like Martha Stewart and the Lord Of The Rings movies. (Obviously the Lord Of The Rings dog has onion rings on it and tastes like orc-meat.) They named one after The Today Show, too, and it is a dog that Matt Lauer may have came up with in a fever-dream: “2 hot dogs in one bun, mustard, onions, chili, cheese & guacamole.”
So when Giada De Laurentiis, who was a Pink’s fanatic since childhood (and she DID look like a young Natalie Portman back then, too, so THERE!), shot a segment there for the Today Show, a pinked-out bubbe insists that she try their latest celebrity creation: the Giada Dog. Watch below for the recipe (and obligatory eating shots), but all we have to say is: it’s colored like the Italian flag.
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