The USDA's food pyramid traditionally puts bread on the bottom because some of the most savory suppers are best served on buns. Dine on bunned delicacies with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a family pack, which includes four hot dogs, four regular fries, and four 16 oz. soft drinks (a $22 value), at Cupid's Hot Dogs in San Fernando. A Southern California staple since 1946, Cupid's Hot Dogs serves Coney Island–style, naturally encased hot dogs, heated on custom-built steam tables. The slender treats come covered in onions, mustard, and the trademark chili.
Cupids Hot Dogs
Since steaming its first natural-casing hot dog in 1946, Cupid's Hot Dogs has risen to the status of local institution and even cracked the top-10 rankings in CityVoter's Los Angeles Hot List. A signature steam table incubates each dog until it reaches an ideal temperature, at which point chefs pair it with a fluffy steamed bun and a handsome collar of condiments. Onions, mustard, and Cupid’s signature chili pile atop the juicy franks, forcing patrons to carefully balance their feasts in two hands. Melted cheese and chili drip onto laptops hooked up to the restaurant’s free WiFi, which attracts businessmen prone to using unadorned hot dogs as substitutes for smart-phone styluses.