Thursday, May 10, 2012

Station Street Hot Dogs (East Liberty)

I had been pretty excited about Station Street Hot Dogs since the day it reopened under the new ownership of the Sousa brothers.  A good friend I will lovingly refer to as "Hot Dog Fiend" and I had been talking about going for ages, and we finally made it out there a couple weeks ago.  Station Street is located a bit off the beaten path, behind the new Target in East Liberty.  We were both surprised by the sizable and bright indoor space, and there are a few outdoor picnic tables as well that are perfect for the warmer weather.

I had examined the menu online when Station Street first opened, and had been looking forward to trying the Sweet Bread Dog.  Unfortunately, it has since been taken off the menu (for the time being anyway), so I went for the next best thing: Banh Mi Dog.

Banh Mi Dog at Station Street Hot Dogs
Banh Mi Dog ($7)
Pork liver, pickled cucumber, pickled red onion, jalapeno, sweet chili, cilantro

I also wanted to try a second variety, and after some internal debating I settled on the Hawaii Dog.

Hawaii Dog at Station Street Hot Dogs
Hawaii Dog ($5)
Pineapple Salsa, bacon, sweet soy, mint

Both were delicious and satisfying.  The combinations of the flavors worked out well.  I think it is definitely true that the toppings are what made these hot dogs great.  The frank itself isn't bad, but I personally prefer the locavore at Franktuary.  Hot Dog Fiend had only good things to say about her Chili Cheese Dog, and she was nice enough to share her fries.

Fries at Station Street Hot Dogs
Fresh-Cut Fries ($3)

Needless to say, we enjoyed our visit to Station Street.  Hope to come back and try some other dogs soon!

Restaurant Info:
Station Street Hot Dogs
6290 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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