As you may have noticed on Instagram, a so-called Hot Dog Bus has been dishing out free franks in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will continue to do so every weekend through August. But what about Manhattanites who don’t want to fork over their hard-earned ducats for a dog? Enter Dog Haus, a Cali transplant that’ll be giving away freebies when it launches today, June 12.
The rapidly-growing chain, which started with a location in Pasadena and has now branched out to cities like Denver, Las Vegas, and, yes, even the hot-dog mecca of Chicago, is arriving in New York via a pop-up at Chefs Club Counter, the rotating restaurant space at 62 Spring Street, in Soho. The hot doggerie bills itself as “craft casual,” touting its wieners, sausages, and burgers as hormone-, nitrate- and antibiotic-free. Dirty-water dogs, these are not. In fact, they’re downright chef-driven, since the brand’s “culinary wingman” is none other than Ilan Hall, the Top Chef contestant and Knife Fight host who teamed up with Urban Outfitters to open a restaurant atop their Space Ninety 8 store in Williamsburg.
The free dogs will be available from 11am to 10pm today, while supplies of the Haus Dog last. Otherwise, you can splurge for something like the Thai-seasoned One Night in Bangkok or the Mexican-inspired Little Mule. From the menu below, it doesn’t look like the pop-up will be serving the Scott Baioli dog. In case you’re wondering, it was introduced before Baio came out as a Trump fan and was accused of sexual misconduct.
Correction: The original version of this post was corrected because it misidentified Chefs Club Counter.