On Sunday, I was everywhere. And, yes, Cupid's on Vanowen and Winnetka in Canoga Park was one of the places. As I was waiting for my order, I saw something that made me look twice, read it again a third, and tell the poor young, shocked guy working there to "shut up!". Yes, how RUDE! But you see, I have been sad about the closure of my first chili dog love - namely, the Cupid's Hot Dog location that used to be across the street from my lifelong church on the corner of Tyrone and Victory in Van Nuys. It has been gone for several years now, replaced by a (what else?) strip mall. However, that unassuming piece of paper stated, get this: Cupid's will be reopening at it's original location on Tyrone and Victory this summer. Yup, you read that right. After all these years of ORIGINAL Cupid's closing (I do not count the non-originals that sell burgers, fries, kebabs, etc. - the originals only sell chili dogs, chips and drinks) they are starting to open locations! YAY!
Once the young man realized why I had told him to shut up (when he had not even said anything!) he told me that "she" (the owner) was planning on opening more! WHAT? I asked/begged him to ask her to open one in the Pasadena/Monrovia area. He said he would tell her, although I am pretty sure he thought I was a crazed madwoman by this point.
I am so happy. Nothing has made me more sad than the loss of truly wonderful restaurants that I grew up with. Hopefully Cupid's will never need to be a distant memory for those of us who love it!!