Today for lunch I had the Super Megadog from Rupert Jee’s Hello Deli. This dog was recently mentioned on David Letterman due to size controversy. I had heard about it prior to the Letterman skit as I always have my pulse on the foods of New York City.
It being a cold February day, I decided to walk over and get myself the Super MegaDog which comes with bacon. Sure the dog already is a hot dog with chili, fries, mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut and relish but we all know everything goes great with bacon. Comfort food at its best.
I chatted with May and we talked NYC and food. Rupert was part of the assembly line making my lunch so it was nice to see the proprietor being hands on with the dishes. Always a cool vibe in the small cheerful place. In fact the deli holds a special place in my heart cause I rendezvous with my friend Courtney when she made her first trip to NYC. Good times. Anyway the place was jammed with onlookers as well as a few regulars but I didn’t mind the wait cause good food comes to those who wait.
May was very nice to give me a side of hot sauce for the dog which fit on a paper plate. Due to the ingredients it is not meant to hold but to eat at a table. I brought it back to my office to savor. The bacon was liberally placed and crispy. Fries were the steak fries and sprinkled across the dog which had a layer of cheese adhering to it. The bed of the bun had the condiments as well as chili. Using a fork and knife, I cut pieces of it and those bites all came together. Crispy, salty, savory and spicy. A combination on a hotdog you won’t find easily in New York City. I mentioned to May that the sound of it reminds me of the Primanti Bros. sandwich which she said she heard others compare it to. I will report back to the deli that it was a satisfying meal.
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