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Atomic Dawg [DTW - Berkley]


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Atomic Dawg [DTW - Berkley]

rainsux | May 15, 2013 03:28 PM

On the west side of Coolidge, between Catalpa & 12 Mile.

Visited yesterday @ 1PM. It was almost a ghost town. Two tables occupied
upstairs. I was the only person downstairs. One other customer was turned
away because they are a cash-only operation.

Chicago dawg was quite good. Good snap. Good poppy seed bun.
Properly dressed. Tasty. Ate half and took the rest home for dinner. It
re-heated okay.

New York Italian sausage was of the sweet, not spicy, variety. For some
reason, I was expecting spicy. My fault. Good bun w/chew. Good
sausage. The cooked onions were also good. Ate half and took the
rest home for dinner. It re-heated okay.

I noticed an olde fashion, 4-spindle milkshake mixer. I was told that
they used hard/frozen ice cream. I order chocolate and didn't pay
attention to the ingredients or prep. I prefer my milkshakes a bit
coarse. This was soft-serve creamy. My mistake. Not very
chocolate-y. Dunno if they added any chocolate syrup. If they did,
they need to add more. Also, not super-sweet (just as I prefer).

The grill & counter setup make me wonder if they can keep up with a
lunch rush.

Overall; if I'm already in the neighborhood and craving a proper dawg,
I will return. If they & Hippo's are equally convenient, I will probably go
to Hippos.

I am inclinded to return @ ~12:10 ... just to see what their noon-time
traffic is like ... and whether they are a dawg delivery machine on the
same scale as Hippos.

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