Robalini's Note: The Konformist presents a special collection of articles on the most underrated Los Angeles contribution to cuisine, the Oki Dog. From 1995 to 1997 I worked across the street from the Fairfax shack, and learned to love their deliciously disgusting hybrid of food fusion...
Immortalized by the Descendents, beloved by the Germs, the original Oki Dog, long since closed, was to the original ‘70s punk-rock scene in Los Angeles what the Brown Derby was to 1940s filmdom. The most famous creation here at the stand that remains is the eponymous dog, a couple of frankfurters wrapped in a tortilla with chili, pickles, mustard, a slice of fried pastrami and a torrent of goopy American cheese — a cross-cultural burrito that’s pretty hard to stomach unless you’ve got the tum of a 16-year-old, but strangely delicious nonetheless. Open daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No alcohol. Lot parking. Cash only. Entrées $4-$5.50. American Cross-Culture. (Jonathan Gold)