Bark Hot Dogs Will Open a Bleecker Street Location

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Bound for the West Village. Photo: Patrick Siggins

Bark Hot Dogs is bringing its lard-butter-basted dogs out of Park Slope and into Manhattan. Chef-owner Josh Sharkey has signed a lease for the space occupied until recently by the Back Fence, first reported by Commercial Observer and confirmed to Grub by Sharkey. He's promising the same juicy dogs and housemade condiments at the new, bigger location, but also more of a late-night scene, with a longer beer list and wine on tap. It's too soon to set a definite opening date, but this is hopefully not the last expansion news we'll hear from the team at Bark, who are of the opinion that there aren't enough artisanal wieners in this city. After a few seasonal endeavors, "We just need to move forward with brick-and-mortars," Sharkey tells Grub. "Its a new approach to fast food and I think we need more of it." [Commercial Observer]