Oh, sweet! How did this escape me? Not more than a few, short, walkable blocks from my home in Park Slope is a new option for the hot dogs.
Gowanus Lounge reports on Dawg Shack, on Union and 3rd streets. And while I like hot dogs just fine, I think the rest of owner Jose Maldonado's menu sounds spectacular—homemade chili (either as dog topping or in a bowl of its own), burgers from freshly ground beef, lunch specials including brisket and chicken cutlets.
Here's Maldonado's philosophy, as he told the Brooklyn Paper: "'I'm a little spontaneous about what goes on the menu,' he admitted. 'Yesterday, I made brisket. Today, I made chicken cutlet. I’m trying to think of what I’m gonna make tomorrow.'"
This place is a block from my train stop. I totally know where I'm getting dinner tonight.
The Dawg Shack
252 Third Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 (at Union Street, Gowanus; map) 718-855-0757
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