A good motivation for blogging is having a friend come to visit!
Karlen and I worked together at the Clifton Branch Library, and she was our official first visitor. She was breaking the futon in for everyone else who is scheduled to arrive. She is also in love with all things food related as much as I am. Possibly more. We had so many amazing things to try. Her first request was Crif Dogs. I'd never heard of it, but they have one location in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, which was a mere 1.2 miles away from my apartment! We had to walk there in order to burn them off.
These are NYC hot dogs, but not your average street cart puppies. These were some artsy-fartsy, fancy liberal arts college dogs. They are house made wieners, wrapped in bacon and then deep-fried.