On a somber food note, Gus Koutroulakis, who has served hot dogs at Pete’s Famous downtown on 2nd Avenue North since 1948, died today. He will be mourned by generations of citizens addicted to his hot dogs and his personality.
Downtown Birmingham still has a number of small hot dog stands, which used to be on practically every block here. This particular one is often assumed to be one of the smallest lease spaces downtown. Its fantastic neon sign is a true landmark.
Gus, you will be missed.
[thanks to Dystopos for the pic]