Tribeca Gets Its Own Nouvelle Wiener Stand

How much is that doggie behind the sneeze guard?Photo: Melissa Hom


Having opened this week to less fanfare than Underground Gourmet picks Willies Dawgs and faux-under-the-radar wiener den PDT, the New York City Hot Dog Company in Tribeca has made its own foray into this haute dog-eat-dog world. Selection is the gimmick here: You can pick from Kobe, turkey, or tofu franks in addition to classic Sabrett and Hebrew National beef ones, and toppings range from sauerkraut to crumbled blue cheese. Convection-oven fries and whole-wheat buns attempt to add a healthy (or at least a less evil) angle to this fast food, and with a popular Mikes Papaya down the block, this glassed-in corner spot is competing with real fruit in its shakes. Whats next? Carrots marauding as tubers? (Well, yes.) Alexandra Vallis

The New York City Hot Dog Company, 105 Chambers St.; no phone

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