From Julia Paskin at LAist on June 25, 2018:
It’s baseball season in Los Angeles — that magical six (but hopefully seven) months when Dodger fans pile into Chavez Ravine to root for the Blue Crew. For many fans, a trip to the iconic ballpark isn’t complete without chowing down on a Dodger Dog.
The Doger Dog is one of the most iconic team dishes of any sports league but it’s come to mean more to fans than just a snack during the seventh-inning stretch. KPCC’s Take Two took a trip up Vin Scully Avenue to find out where the local culinary curiosity came from and how fans formed such an emotional connection to a ten-inch frank.
DAWN OF THE DOG
The Dodger Dog seems like it would be as old as the Dodgers themselves, but the team’s signature snack was born and bred in L.A. — though there was some East Coast inspiration. When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 following the team’s move west from New York, the team concessions director, Thomas Arthur, wanted to capture a little bit of that old-school Brooklyn charm.
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Originally published: June 28, 2018. Last Updated: June 28, 2018.