Celebrating July 4th, Cannibal style

by knockrz

My friend and I came here on a last minute 4th of July decision. And what a great decision it was! They were having a special all-you-can-eat-and-drink hot dogs, burgers, bronx pale ale beer, and white wine for $30. The food was all made to order so it always came out hot and fresh. And don’t think they were lousy hot dogs or burgers either; the hot dogs were the exact same ones they serve regularly on their menu. The tasty all beef hot dogs were made in-house and had a great snap to their casing. The toppings of beef heart and beef chili with a sprinkle of white onions and mustard really elevated the hot dogs to another level. These were some of the best hot dogs that I’ve ever had.

As for the burgers, they were cooked medium with your standard lettuce, tomato, onion, and ketchup. Solid, but not as delicious or creative as the “Cannibal Dogs” as they call them.

Impressed with the food, we decided to also order their merguez sausage, which did not disappoint either. The sausage was just spicy enough to give it a noticeable kick, while the other herbs and spices mixed in really added depth and flavor to the sausage. The tomato, eggplant, and chickpea sauce balanced out the sausage and provided a nice base to the overall dish.

Cannibal, while small in terms of space, provides a very chill and casual atmosphere, whether you sit inside or out back where they have another seating area. They have an impressive selection of bottled beers that the knowledge staff can help you pick out depending on what you’re in the mood for. The only downside for me is that their portions are on the smaller side. This is an absolutely great place to have a drink and snack, but be prepared to spend a bit more if you’re hungry. I look forward to my next visit, as I’m already eyeing the braised pork belly, bone marrow, and slow roasted half pig’s head. Who’s in?

 

http://thecannibalnyc.com/

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