It has probably been 11 years since I went to Brooklyn Diner and was really surprised to see it pop up on OpenTable. When I lived in the city, I use to go there for their large hotdog, one of the biggest, if not the biggest in New York, measuring 15 inches. This place is still there, with its big cakes at the entrance, one slice being too much for just one person for sure. I like the decor, that makes this place a tad more elegant than your regular diner. And you know that I love diners, as for me they are reminiscent of Americana.
So, yes, I was there for their 15-bite hot dog, made entirely with beef. When it came, I thought that they really made it a fancier version than it was before, especially as far as the presentation goes. It was served with French fries, house made juniper sauerkraut and a salad to give patrons the impression that there is at least something healthy on their plate. The delicious bun was smaller than what I recollect and I was glad considering how much food there was (and yes, I finished it...). The sausage was delicious, flavorful with a perfect casing. I dipped it in mustard and a bit of relish that came on the side.
Jodi was more reasonable than me and ordered the veggie burger that looked really good and appetizing (I cannot believe I woould say this...). It was served with guacamole, cheese, lettuce, tomato and aioli. It was very tasty and I admit that I liked it, finding it not boring. Both dishes were served with very good fries, slightly crispy on the outside.
As I mentioned, i finished my hotdog and unfortunately did not have any more space for some cake or even a milkshake. So I guess I will have to go back to Brooklyn Diner another time...
Enjoy (I did)!
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