The Little Dog
- Bobby Wham May 3, 2011 10:22 AM
I've been going pretty much daily on my way home for work, I love this new spot! The coney was on point, and had a chicago dog as well, glad to have this new joint in the hood.
I am going to qualify this upfront, I was only interested in getting a coney (island style) dog, as it was referenced in the article in Post City...
Went yesterday after work, and the "coney" dog was disastrous.
First, one of the two guys working there had never heard of a coney; the other guy had to explain what it was.
I asked for a Nathan's weiner. Now, I've had a lot of Nathans hotdogs, and I am 90% sure this was not a Nathans. It didn't have the snap or the shape of a Nathans, and if I had to guess it sure seemed like your run-of-the-mill Shoppsy's.
The chili they used was good, but it sure wasn't the kind you put on a hotdog: it was like homestyle chili. Maybe they should switch off of hotdogs and just sell chili.
Oh, and the hotdog came to over $5.00. For something that tasted remarkably like a streetdog with some chili on it. Not going back.
Was just down in the area and noticed this place tonight. Still open after 11 on a Sunday and there were a few people in there.
Any word on the fries or poutine? Drag to hear the Nathan's was possibly not a Nathan's. The skinless ones don't really have much of a snap. But they still have an intense, beef flavour that would set it apart from a Shopsy's or streetmeat.
Stopped by for a steamie a few weekends ago. With the Lester's dog and the slightly mushy bun, it has the foundation of a good recreation. But the slaw/cabbage on top is creamy, which wasn't what I was looking for. I don't know (and probably don't want to know) what the Montreal Pool Room and the places on that stretch of St. Laurent do to their cabbage. Actually, I haven't really thought about it, but it seems like it wouldn't be that hard to replicate.