Let's get one thing clear. Four dollars for a hot dog is friggin' ridiculous. Luckily, I'm a semi-privileged white male with no sense of economic smarts, so I often find myself having a dog or two at Bark. This Saturday, they’re expanding their reach beyond Park Slope, returning to Brooklyn Bridge Pier 6 and heading to Manhattan for the first time with a stand at The High Line. The High Line locale works out great, as tourists are TOTALLY cool with paying four dollars for a hot dog.
As for the Bergen Bark, the menu has a few tweaks for the impending dog days of summer, with the addition of two items--a Griddled Asparagus & Carrots dish ($4) and a Cool Mint Milkshake ($7)--and the return of the Heritage Pork Burger ($8). I tried both the asparagus dish & the milkshake over the past week or so & both are definitely worth trying out.
With the asparagus dish, while the asparagus is flavorful & just firm enough, the toasted hemp seeds are the best part, as their crunch complements the veggies quite well.
If you're like me & wait quite impatiently every year for McDonald's Shamrock Shake, you should be all over their Cool Mint Milkshake. It's basically the same thing as the Shamrock except it has actual spearmint in it & lacks the syrupy sweetness, green food coloring & corporate guilt….but yeah…seven bucks.
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