My New Friends Carlos & Grady
It’s been a while since I went to Willie’s Dawgs in Brooklyn, and Mike needs to get down here as well. Today is the Jewish holiday of Simchas Torah. I had the day off of work, so this basically calls for a couple of good hot dogs at Willie’s. My idea of a perfect lunch there consists of 2 dogs, onion rings, root beer, and a copy of The Onion. So today I got 2 specialty dogs, which are made with the standard dog; the ‘mutt’ is all beef with natural casing. The ‘Carlos’ consists of cheddar, salsa, and jalepeno peppers on a challah roll. I never had it before, and liked the jalepeno kick. Not too much cheddar on there, which is perfect for me. My favorite, however, is the ‘Grady,’ which consists of grilled peppers, caramelized onions, jalepeno peppers, ketchup, mustard, and mayo on a challah roll. The challah rolls are so sweet and buttery, but they grill them as well so you get some nice char on the buns. The peppers have the perfect amount of tanginess, but the hot dog is still the star of the show. Grady is on the left and Carlos is on the right. There’s also plenty of variety of mustards and hot sauces if you like.
One of the other great things about Willie’s is their love of dogs. They have various pictures of dogs on the wall who are up for adoption. Some have been successfully adopted! Maybe you know someone who would like to adopt Cookie. This is a very friendly place with fantastic food. I hope to get Mike and Sam down here to sample the goods!