Sadly Disappointing: The ‘Chip n Cheese’ Dog at Munchies

Photo: Daniel Maurer

You probably haven’t heard of Munchies unless you’re a Lower East Side drunk (it’s open till 6 a.m. on weekends and serves comfort food like “nach yo cheese,” funnel cake, sloppy joes, PB&Js; — you get the idea). The takeout and delivery joint was met with deafening silence when it opened two months ago, though it clearly intends to become a Papaya-style chain from the looks of its goofy signage. Nevertheless, when we discovered that it serves a “chip n cheese dog,” we knew we 100 percent had to go. Sadly, we’re going to have to declare this thing a fail. It’s a Papaya-style wiener covered with three-cheese fondue and sprinkled with Ruffles. People, if you’re going to do the chip thing (which you absolutely should), use a ton of chips and crush them into the bread. None of this dainty sprinkling crap. But Munchies, we love you for trying. Any better-executed potato-chip sandwiches out there?

Munchies, 179 Essex St., nr. Houston; 212-673-6066