Crif Dogs has been famous for its deepfried hotdogs (and its "secret" bar nextdoor, PDT, the domain of fellow OPRF Class of 95'er Jim Meehan) for I don't know how long now and Wednesday night I finally went there for the first time. Finally.
I met up with frequent East Village dining-companion Leslie, back from a summer in Asia. We shared a Chihuahua Dog, a Spicy Redneck Dog, a Corn Dog, and some tater tots.
I made this myself! Half a Chihuahua, half a Spicy Redneck. Both were out of this world, the Chihuahua a bacon-wrapped dog with sourcream, avocado, and salsa. The Spicy Redneck a bacon-wrapped chili dog topped with jalepenos and coleslaw. I could have eaten four of both. Or, I like to imagine having eaten four of both.
The tater tots were tot perfection but the corn dog, as delicious as it might look here was, sigh, a bit of a failure. The breading . . . tasted like bread? Not cornbread. It tasted like it was wrapped in fried white bread, no, it tasted like it had been dipped in pancake batter. And you know I hate to give a corn dog a less than glowing review. (Find HERE an example of a corn dog that was to my liking)
But two out of three, dogwise that's a good way to go. So, if you are the other person in the world that hasn't been to Crif Dogs yet, please go. I recommend it highly.