I was in Beverly Hills doing research for my new tour, and where did I end up having lunch? Hollywood. I was dressed very casually (think yoga pants) and just wanted to pop into Duke’s, a coffee shop on Sunset next to the Whiskey A Go Go. And as I drove by, the windows were covered in brown paper. No more Duke’s. Sad, I never got to try it. So I continued down the Strip and stopped at Carney’s, which had FREE parking. A friend recently informed me that Carney’s was better than Pink’s, and now was my chance for a bit of research.
I walked into the bright yellow building (a former Pacific Railroad passenger train), walked RIGHT up to the counter and was greeted by a very friendly guy named Jaime. I ordered the Chicagoan dog, fries and a Pepsi. One of the few places around that serve Pepsi anymore. Jaime even gave me a small cup of complimentary chili since it was my first visit. I enjoyed every bite, the hot dog had just the right “snap” and the fries were piping hot. I loved the people watching, and the many black and white photos of the car being transported and set in place on the Sunset Strip. If you don’t believe me and Larry, see what Sheldon has to say about the big yellow train car.