• Los Angeles Welcomes the Return of Tail o’ the Pup

     
    POSTED August 10, 2022
     
  • Los Angeles Welcomes the Return of Tail o’ the Pup

     
    POSTED August 10, 2022
     
  • Los Angeles Welcomes the Return of Tail o’ the Pup

     
    POSTED August 10, 2022
     
  • Los Angeles Welcomes the Return of Tail o’ the Pup

     
    POSTED August 10, 2022
     

 

Angelenos take their food scene seriously, but the eatery that’s garnered the most excitement of late isn’t a new fusion mash-up or a fine-dining restaurant with a wine list the size of a football field. Instead, it’s the return of Tail o’ the Pup, the revered West Hollywood hot dog stand. Opened in 1946, the 18-foot-long hotdog-shaped stand operated through various ownership changes until 2005, when it lost its lease and was moved into storage.

Now, rescued by the  1933 Group, an LA-based restaurant consortium that has restored nearly a dozen historic dining and cocktail spots, Tail o’ the Pup has been moved to a new spot, just a few blocks away from its original location. It reopened on National Hotdog Day, July 20, with West Hollywood’s Mayor Laura Meister helping with the ribbon cutting.

A favorite of celebrities and Hollywood, Tail o’ the Pup appeared in several movies and TV shows, including “The Muppets” and “Columbo” and was declared an official cultural landmark. The new menu features the original split and grilled pup on a toasted bun with grilled onions and mustard, along with variations like the chili pup, jalapeno pup, gluten-free corndogs, beef and vegan burgers, and beer on tap, along with wine, hard seltzer, and cocktails, all canned. If you’re planning an LA meeting or visit, Tail o’ the Pup is worth a stop. 

 

 

 

 

Raise a glass! Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles has been recognized as one of the ten best winery hotels (coming in at #3) in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.  These hotels were nominated by a panel of wine industry experts and voted as the best by USA Today’s 6.6 million daily readers. 

 

If you want to boost attendance at a meeting or conference, try these four letters: N.A.P.A. And while the Northern California wine region has more than enough activities to keep attendees busy when they’re not in meetings—475 wineries, to begin with—the downtown heart of the region is introducing new experiences this fall. Here’s a sampling:

 

San Francisco is seeing marked increases in visitor volume, visitor spending, group business, and hotel occupancy this year compared to 2021. However, visitor volume will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, and global visitation will not reach 2019 levels until 2025. Those projections were shared by the San Francisco Travel Association at its Annual Visitor and Lodging Forecast Forum held on Aug. 24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.