Good news for people who take eating hot dogs seriously, as opposed to those who just shovel the things in their mouths as if they were training for Nathans Fourth of July feed-a-thon: This weeks magazine reports on the August 12 opening of Bark Hot Dogs, a thinking mans wiener shop run by two frankfurter fanatics, Joshua Sharkey (formerly of Caf Gray) and Brandon Gillis (an ex-Frannys man). Were taking the same approach chefs take to high-end cuisine and applying it to something simple, approachable, and affordable, Sharkey says. So put down that dirty-water dog, and feast your eyes on our slideshow and the slightly pork-obsessed preview menu. If youre like us, come next Wednesday you might find yourself fighting the urge to chase a griddled hot dog basted in smoked lard butter with a Crispy Pork Sandwich (brined, braised, and deep-fried belly, shoulder, and jowl meat on Blue Ribbon flatbread).
Bark Hot Dogs, 474 Bergen St., nr. Flatbush Ave., Park Slope; 718-789-1939