Faked Out!, or, Jim F****d up, July 4th pt. 2
I’m entering pt. 2 of July 4th weekend first because I have all the pictures. Part 1 will arrive shortly I hope.
Jim and I made July 5th plans to go get some dogs. He told me about a new place that opened up next to Peter Luger’s Steakhouse. Although he couldn’t offer any other info about the place, I was game because I didn’t want to go back into Manhattan for the third day in a row. The day started off when I met him, Herve & Monica at a bar next to his apartment called Macri Park. Apparently they were talking to a guy named Marcos about this blog. We started talking and he had much praise about the idea and existence of a hot dog blog. He talked to me about a some hot dog vocabulary among him and his friends. Every Sunday, they ‘go dergin’ ‘ or cook up some ‘dergs.’ While I have no picture of their dergs, here’s a shot of Marcos. Check out his music blog, Acid Test DJ’s.
We left shortly after that and drove to the area where the place is. While we didn’t know the name, Jim would be able to recognize it by sight. And there it was; a modern recreation of a 70’s-ish style facade. The place was called Thank Dog. Alright! Looks cool! We park the car and walk up and realize it doesn’t quite resemble a food establishment. Upon closer inspection we realized it was a dog supply store and groomer. “Oh shit!” said Jim. “I’ve actually only seen this place from the train.” It should be noted that the train is about 100 yards away and 2 or 3 stories above ground.
In order to redeem himself, Jim quickly suggested going for some Vietnamese sandwiches. Ah, the other kind of sandwich I can’t turn down. So we took a quick drive down to Nha Toi.
We ordered 3 classic sandwiches, which usually has about 2 or 3 different kinds of pork (ham, pork pate), pickled carrots, and possibly cucumber. Jim and Herve ordered Dragonfruit sodas, which tasted a little smoky and kind of like coffee. I got Thai iced tea.
We had a great lunch despite the fact that no encased meats were involved.
Nha Toi 160 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn NY 11211