Today, at 11:30 a.m., Destination Dogs opened in Washington Square West. The gourmet hot dog restaurant and bar takes over the former Farmer’s Cabinet space at 1111 Walnut Street.
Destination Dogs was born out of New Brunswick, N.J., a brainchild of Jimmy Cronk, a world-traveller and the chef behind the operation. Cronk teamed up with Sean Hosty and Michael Parker, the two managing partners, to bring cheffy dogs, good drinks, and arcade games to New Jersey. Today, they’ll be doing the same for Philadelphia.
Among the arcade games: bubble hockey, Pac-Man, Galaga, and shuffleboard. The interior is rather large, too, with virtually three separate dining rooms, one with a long bar pouring 16 draft beers and cocktails. The menu (below) offers every sort of dog you could ever imagine. Ever had a kangaroo sausage? Now you can. Python? Yessir. Alligator and shrimp? You bet.
Check out the menus below, and go in person every day from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (The kitchen stays open until last--call.)