The Namesake: The Eagle Rock - hot dog with spicy mayo, pickled papaya, pork rinds, avocado and sriracha

The “Eagle Rock” with spicy mayo, pickled papaya, pork rinds, avocado and sriracha

I’m a true hot dog connoisseur. My creds: I hate Pink’s and love the simple perfection of Costco dogs. Needless to say, I was delighted when I found out that Colorado Blvd. was home to a new hot dog mecca called Meea’s.

Tucked next to Taco Bell and proudly waving giant red banners that read “HOT DOGS,” this tiny mom n’ pop serves up delicious, mouth watering, gourmet-grade concoctions featuring the humble wiener for $4.95 or less.

Dining area

Dining area

For about a gallon of premium, you get to enjoy your delectable dog on a lovely, grassy and manicured patio with ample seating.

The lineup

The lineup

Ingredients like nacho cheese and fritos (“Chili Dog”) dance playfully with pickled papaya and sriracha (“The Eagle Rock”). Priced at $2.95, the bacon-wrapped hot dog is better than anything I’ve eaten at 1AM outside The Wiltern. There are few things I detest more than a cold bun on a hot dog. Here, the buns are steamed to perfection and the dogs are girthy. While it’s missing some snap, it more than makes up in flavor.

Chili cheese fries

Chili cheese fries

Feeling particularly naughty, I also got an order of chili cheese fries ($3.95). Not for the faint, or clogged of heart, it features a basket of In-N-Out-esque fries with a heaping mound of cheese and an even bigger scoop of homemade chili. Blew out all my calories in one sitting, but it was totally, utterly worth it.

Meea’s, 1734 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, 90041, (323) 285-4850

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