Thursday, January 5, 2012
Grub Street called it — that Japadog would open Jan. 5 — today! — at 30 St. Mark's Place. Indeed, as the sign out front says, the dogstars* will open this afternoon at 3.
When we reported this fact, we joked that the lines would start forming on Jan. 2. Several people said that we were stupid. "You're stupid," wrote one person in an email to us.
Anyway! Japadog President Noriki Tamura left this message on Facebook on Dec. 25... in part: "[T]his is only the beginning of Japadog's legacy of becoming the world’s best hotdog store. Japadog's mission of making the world happy though hotdog still goes on, and we will like to devote all our time to make Japadog a better place. We thank everybody again for making everything possible."
And if you go, let us know how it is. And if you go and there's a line, please take a photo for us. We'll reimburse you with the handful of Tums in our desk drawer.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Cue the long lines: Japadog opening first New York City location on St. Mark's Place
* Say, whatever happened to Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar anyway? (Actually, please don't answer.)