Since I arrived in the Philippines, I’ve been trying out a lot of new restaurants (and a few old ones) to satisfy my food cravings. When a friend of mine told me that his brother is opening a new restaurant in BGC I immediately asked when?
A Hollywood legend, Pink’s Hot Dogs is known as the most popular hotdog stand in Los Angeles (and maybe even in the whole USA). It is also tagged as Brad Pitt’s favorite hotdogs. Now we Filipinos will finally know what the buzz is all about as it will open its doors to the public this coming Friday (10th of June 2016). Note: this is the first Pink’s franchise outside the US. Naks! Lakas ng Pilipinas.
After some google magic, I got a little scoop why Pink’s became famous and now a must try ‘tourist attraction’ in the US. Apparently, while in line to get some hotdogs (of course at Pink’s) Brad Pitt got kidnapped (which eventually revealed as part of the prank show, Jackass). Also, this is where Bruce Willis proposed to Demi Moore (maybe we’ll see another celebrity proposal soon in Manila?)
I love the interiors. It gives an outdoor feel where you can simply grab a hotdog and a soda. I remember a similar hotdog stand when I was in Iceland (oooh Iceland I miss you). Anyway, the look was tied up with a hotdog shack complete with a string of lights above the ‘streets’ and a Kombi (which is actually an ice cream truck serving Farmacy’s signature flavors. If you love Farmacy raise your hands!!). I showed it to a friend of mine from LA and she said that it is definitely the fanciest Pink’s in history ( does it prove the slogan #ItIsMoreFunInThePhilippines? ^^)
During the whole night they served around 500 of their signature Chili Cheese Dogs along with overflowing sodas, beers and cocktails. Yheap, a perfect night cap! It was indeed comfort food at its best.
If you think because it is an international franchise that all the ingredients were brought frozen from the US, you got fooled (in a good way). Everything is locally produced but carefully made to have the distinct taste of its US counterpart. Plus, you’ll guarantee that what you’re getting are fresh and didn’t travel for almost 24 hrs and kept in a freezer. It is also important to mention that their fluffy and tasty buns come from a famous local bakeshop called Wildflour (also in BGC).
I can’t wait to visit them again once they are fully open and try their other hotdog variants. If you are in BGC or just craving for a tasty treat, head down to Shangri La and grab a hotdog at Pink’s.
Pink’s Hotdogs. Shangri-la at The Fort, 30th Street, corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.0