Showing posts with label hot dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hot dogs. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Hot dogs? How about Korean-style corn dogs for 147 Avenue A

Last week we mentioned that a new quick-serve restaurant was in the works for 147 Avenue A between Ninth Street and 10th Street. The work permits listed the business as a "hot dog store." 

Well! That's sorta accurate. Turns out "corn dog store" would have been an even better descriptor.

As Steven points out, there's now a QR code out front ... taking you to the website for Two Hands — "Seoul fresh corn dogs" ...
This looks to be the first NYC location for the expanding company that has franchises in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Here's a look at what to expect with their varieties of corn dogs...
... and here's some fetish promo footage via the Two Hands Instagram account...

Monday, March 8, 2021

More hot dogs for Avenue A

Work continues at 147 Avenue A between Ninth Street and 10th Street.

What can you expect? Hot dogs!

The work permit in the window points to a "hot dog store" ...
We're tracking down more details about the business... which will offer up more hot dogs for Avenue A...  the 99-Cent Fresh Pizza & Hot Dog shop opened back in September. And Ray's Candy Store has been peddling franks for decades at 113 Avenue A.

Arepa Factory, the quick-serve Venezuelan restaurant, closed at 147 Avenue A in January 2020 after nearly five years in business.

Photos by Steven

Friday, October 16, 2015

Feltman’s of Coney Island bringing its hot dogs to St. Mark's Place starting today

After peddling hot dogs this past summer at a pop-up in Ditmas Park, the owner of the revived Feltman’s of Coney Island brand is bringng his franks to St. Mark's Place.

Starting today, Feltman’s of Coney Island owner and Brooklyn native Michael Quinn will be selling hot dogs at Augers Well, the bar at 115 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.

Per the Coney Island Blog:

Instead of serving $2 hot dogs as they did all summer Feltman’s will be serving up enormous franks for $5 each, along with their very popular homemade apple cider vinegar mustard, which will be whipped up daily in the Augurs Well kitchen.

Feltman's is named after Charles Feltman, purportedly the inventor of the hot dog as well as the restaurant that was located in Coney Island from 1870-1954. (Read more about Feltman at the Coney Island History Project here.)

Quinn reportedly still plans to reopen a restaurant in Coney Island... but, as the Coney Island Blog notes, "right now he’s having fun telling the Feltman’s story and creating brand recognition." And he will be doing so right next door to Crif Dogs. Of course Feltman's and Nathan's co-exited for more than 40 years in Coney Island...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Papaya King coming to St. Mark's Place

[Last week]

We've been waiting to see what would emerge from behind the plywood at 3 St. Mark's Place just east of Third Avenue... where the gem-jewelry store moved next door...

Signs went up this week — Papaya King...

Per the Papaya King website:

Papaya King is the original. Accept no imitations. Since 1932, we have been serving our special recipe, one-of-a-kind franks and tropical drinks to New Yorkers and visitors of all ages and from all walks of life at our original 86th Street location. We have a passion for freshness, quality, flavor & fun. We cook your franks while facing you so that we can see each other’s smiles (and because it’s rude to have you stare at our backs).

Here's Ralph Gardner Jr. talking about them a few years back at The Wall Street Journal:

I almost feel foolish describing Papaya King and its franks, so familiar I assume it is to just about anybody who has landed in New York more than 15 minutes ago. But for the record, it serves an arguably unimprovable hot dog. Slightly spicy and garlicky, its casing explodes in your mouth to release its mouth-watering contents.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Messy hot dogs; free hot days

1. At Fork in the Road, Robert Sietsema weighs in on the "7 Messiest Hot Dogs" in New York. And the Umami Dog at Japadog at 30 St. Mark's Place made the list at number four... which reminds us...

2. The free Japadog giveaway continues today tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Grub Street finds, shoots (his photo!) Spots

On Mulberry...Daniel Maurer has the scoop. But was there a reward?

Previously on EV Grieve:
Unlucky dog?

He was spotted, so to speak, by two of our commenters/fellow bloggers...and I didn't get around to doing a follow-up...

bryan said...
I don't think it's the same dog, but there's one like it on Mulberry Street over the door to an Italian place. Careful to whoever's calling Mulberry above Canal "Chinatown": those kind of words could still get you hurt!

February 3, 2009 4:42 PM
Jill said...
I am sure it's the same one. My camera battery died on me during Chinese New Years, but Mulberry Street sounds exactly right. How many big brown dogs perched over a canopy can there possibly be in one small town?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Unlucky dog?

As Alex noted Sunday, the pooch who kept watch over the now-shuttered Spots' Cafe and Good Dog on St. Mark's Place is no longer on his perch....

In the comments on Alex's post, Jill said that she saw the pup in Chinatown...but, without photographic evidence, can we be sure that it's the same one? I'm actually curious what happened to the big fellow...I've softened my stance on him/her. Maybe I will miss the thing...At first, the dog seemed to represent the continued Disneyfication/froyogurtization of St. Mark's...serving as a metaphor for what was wrong with the neighborhood: big and stupid...Now, given the state of things, I hope the poor thing finds a good home. He/she just wanted to be loved.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Not such a hot spot

[Missing pooch photo by Alex via Flaming Pablum. Head on dog photo via The Voice]

Monday, December 8, 2008

Not such a hot spot

OK, so. Earlier this year, the franks place Good Dog closed on St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue...and the pooch on the awning stayed for the second incarnation, Spots' Cafe. Which I never set foot in. Maybe no one else did either. It's gone.