Restaurant Review: Crif Dogs, NYC
This past Saturday, the Ex & I ventured down to the East Village to check out Crif Dogs. We’d never been there, but had marked it on our list of places to try after reading about it in Time Out New York. It was quite a trek downtown and then a few avenues over before we finally found the infamous hot dog shop.
Crif Dogs is housed in a very small lower level establishment and the counter is all the way to the rear of the one room restaurant. The small room also contains 3 old school arcade video games. While we were there, the only music we heard was that of Sublime – taking us back to out junior high and high school days. All in all, a very laid back “don’t rush me or I’ll kick your ass” attitude to the place.
Good Morning – A Bacon Wrapped Dog Smothered with Melted Cheese & a Fried Egg
Spicy Redneck – A House Dog, Bacon Wrapped, with Chili, Cole Slaw, and Jalapenos
The Spicy Redneck was excellent, though not spicy enough for the likes of me. The Good Morning was good, but a little boring. Next time I’ll be sure to order extra jalapenos on the Good Morning Dog – or bring with me some spicy mustard (maybe both!)
Chihuahua – A Bacon Wrapped Dog Covered w/ Avocados & Sour Cream
Tsunami – A House Dog, Bacon Wrapped, with Teriyaki, Pineapple & Green Onions
All of our hot dogs were very good (albeit a little spendy for a hot dog) and we both agreed that it’s definately a place that’s worth going back to. You can check out their complete menu here on Menu Pages. And if you’re ever in New York and looking for the quintessential lower east side experience, check out Crif Dogs. Or if you’re in the city around midnight, hit Crif Dogs up from some of their infamous hot dog packages (aka Stoner Packs)