Restaurants & Bars

Proud Dogs

Mark DiBlasi | Dec 13, 2000 12:40 PM

It's really special these days when you come upon a simple thing that hasn't been dumbed down beneath edibility, like most pizza, bagels, and, hot dogs have.

A rare find is Nick's hot dog truck (s). There are two, and the better of them is usually parked on the west side of Vandervoort Ave. just south of the BQE service road. The other is just off Metropolitan Avenue on the east side of the Grand St. bridge.

What makes these places special are the extra large, natural casing Sabretts, the home made red onion sauce, the excellent (home made) chili topping, and the freshness of the rolls. All of this for $1.25. There are no shortage of excreble Sabrett wagons around town serving skinny, skinless dogs with Sabrett-made onions from a can on stale Pechters buns. It's a revelation to be reminded how good this stuff can be.They have that pride thing happening, all too rare.

The truck off Metropolitan has chili which for some reason is just a notch greasier and not as cool, but still excellent. The dogs there are even bigger.

The burgers aren't too bad either.

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