Bark Hot Dogs has been a popular and generally busy fixture in Park Slope for the last seven years, drawing crowds and families for its butter-basted franks and well-received, generally chef-y approach to fast food. In a lot of ways, it predated these glorified fast-casual times in which we now live.
New York named the shop home to the city’s best hot dogs in 2010, and chef-owner Joshua Sharkey opened up a second location in Greenwich Village last year before abruptly closing after just six months, which he blamed on the neighborhood’s extremely high rents. At the time, he said he wouldn’t rule out a return to Manhattan, but that now seems unlikely, as Sharkey will close the original Brooklyn restaurant, with the final day of service slated for February 7. If you want a kraut dog, now’s the time to go.