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From Papaya King to Coney Dog: Ranking LA's Hot Dogs

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Lien Ta

Eating hot dogs isn't just reserved for the July 4th holiday (though, in fact, that's what we did). In Los Angeles, it's a year-round culinary habit, and it's particularly prevalent in the summer months -- July is, in fact, National Hot Dog Month. You'll no doubt savor a Dodger Dog at least once during the regular season, and you might get stuck taking out-of-towners to Pink's (we can't think of a single local that would stand in that line self-willingly). Want to give another dog a bite? Below, we pit five hot dogs against each other -- four newer dogs and one forever underdog -- and here, we'll begin power rankings from worst to best:

Photos by Lien Ta

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