Friday, January 18, 2013

More Than Just Dogs at Station Street

A visit today to Station Street Hot Dogs reveals terrific expansion of their menu--to very good effect. We remember the old Station Street Hot Dogs, which was an old-fashioned frankfurter joint and we were so pleased when chef Kevin Sousa of Salt and Union Pig and Chicken reopened the old place on Station Street with a redecoration that kept the old drive-in vibe and served up a delightful assortment of dogs, both traditional and wacky, all done just right. Terrific fries didn't hurt, either.

Well, today's visit was eye-opening. Although Mary Alice opted for the crowd-pleasing House Dog and fries I ventured further afield with the falafel sandwich, a special for the day. Although the falafel is enough for lunch I really couldn't resist the assortment of tacos that have been added to the menu--$5 each. Duck confit taco just called out to me and I caved.

The falafel sandwich, wrapped in a thin flatbread was just extraordinary. Falafels were mixed with cucumber, tomato, cheese, some greens and sauce into an extraordinary tasty mix. Mix is the key word as the ingredients were so nicely combined in the wrap that each bit was an explosion of varied flavors.

The duck confit taco was outstanding. Crispy bits of duck mixed with roasted brussels sprouts, apple slices, pickled onion and a few other things. Wow is all I can say.

Even if you've been to Station Street for the dogs, the new menu deserves a re-visit. Also available are ramen noodle dishes which will save for another trip.

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