New York Hotdog & Coffee is not for all-American hot dog purists. This first U.S. outpost of a Korean chain has been open just a couple of weeks; here, you can get a standard Sabrett frank topped with chopped bulgogi (grilled marinated beef).
“I’m hooked!” declares guttergourmet, who finds the spicy/sweet bulgogi dog sublime. He even compares it to the storied Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington DC, whose chili dog he proclaims America’s best (though other Chowhounds’ opinions, it must be said, are not as high on Ben’s). Other toppings include curry sauce, chopped grilled chicken (over a chicken frank), and the more familiar chili, relish, and cheese. These are big dogs, advises captkenjeroo, who had trouble putting away two of them.
Also on the menu: “salad buns” (egg, chicken, or other salads on a hot dog bun), waffles with sweet toppings, and coffee and tea drinks.
New York Hotdog & Coffee [Greenwich Village]
245 Bleecker Street (near Leroy Street), Manhattan
Board Link: Bulgogi Hot Dog-Seoul Food?