New York magazine’s annual “Best of New York” came out last week and one entry intrigued me and this was it: "Best Hot Dog." I’ve never seen that in a “Best of New York” issue. I love hot dogs, so I have to check this out. The Cannibal is nearby where I live, so let’s hoof it on over and see if we agree with this judgement call by New York Magazine. And yeah, it’s a great excuse to go out and get a hot dog and a beer!
It's nice out tonight, I'm so glad winter is over, even though it wasn't much of a winter.
There's the Empire State Building all lit up. I think I'm finally going to face my fear of heights and go there next week, stay tuned for that!
And here we are at The Cannibal, let's go check it out.
Here's the front room, which features a large beer selection. Right after I took this photo, this gentlemen approached me and asked if I was Marty...
I told him I was and asked how he knew me. It turns out he's an EV Grieve reader named Ben and found out about this blog through my comments over there! It's a small internet world out there!
AS you can see, there's a huge selection of beer to be had in here. You can get it to go...
Or you can drink them at the bar. I chose the latter.
I wasn't sure what kind of beer to order, I'm always at a loss when there's no Budweiser, so I had bartender Cory choose for me and he did an excellent job. The beer was great, so I had another!
Free peanuts almonds on the bar!
Here's a shot of the bar from the other side.
The Cannibal really lives up to its name, in the back there's a butcher shop.
Here's some of the fresh meats on display. They need to put out some fave beans and a nice Chianti to truly live up to their name!
There's a nice beer garden in the back, with picnic style wooden tables.
And when I got back to the bar the Cannibal Dogs were waiting for me! They look great, let's see if they live up to New York Magazine's claim as the best hot dog in New York City.
Wow, between the homemade chili, mustard and onions, there's a whole symphony of flavors going on and it's all packed inside a bakery fresh bun. I have to agree with New York Magazine, best hot dog around town!
Not quite ready for the clean plate club, but close! See you tomorrow!
Bonus Cardboard Box Man Mutation Massacre!
TWM commenter, csp found this frightening CBBM news photo online. Hide your children, no one is safe! Aaaahhhh!!