Summertime in Brooklyn boasts plenty of sunshine, bottomless brunches, long walks, and rooftop parties. When you are looking for something a bit more casual, make your way over to Bark in Park Slope. Their tagline is ‘Just Good Food’, and you can expect exactly that.
The restaurant has a host of local farmers that provide ingredients on its menu, ranging from the Brooklyn-cured Chicken Chorizo to Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery ales. On top of the fresh ingredients, there is a variety of options of hot dogs for everyone. Even vegetarians can enjoy their Veggie Dog, featuring a savory mix of potatoes, apples, and sage in the sausage. Seasonal specials and Bark Burgers offer tasty alternatives for anyone opposed to hot dogs.
I’ve visited Bark twice, accompanied once by my roommate and once by my boyfriend. Each time has been a pleasant experience. As we waited, we sipped our beers while watching the World Cup. We did not have to wait long though and an ear-to-ear smile erupted when my lunch tray arrived. My favorite dog to date has to be the Bark Dog with a side of salt and pepper fries and their oatmeal stout on draft.
It’s simply classic. It might not look like much, but trust me. The hand-picked local blend of meats in the hot dog paired with the sharp red onions, tangy mustard, and a peppery relish is all you need on a hot summer day.
BrklynHospitality’s Quick & Dirty: 4/5. Bark has brought hot dogs a long way from the murky street carts of Times Square. With inventive toppings, good beer, and noteworthy side dishes, it is a good choice for a quick summer bite. Not much Southern influence here, but the love in the food counts just as much as a pecan pie on the menu would. Enjoy!
Bark Hot Dogs
474 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217