Posted at 9:00 am , on July 5, 2016
Off the Bedford-Nostrad G stop is a delicious café, restaurant, and bar called the Colador. You can catch a Mets game there, grab a bite, or sip one of their beers on tap. One things I really love about the Colador is that they always have a very unique selection of drafts. Gabe, of the band Trash Gendar, (above) tried Ballast Point’s Habanero Sculpin. A light hoppy brew with a kick in every sip, it was too spicy for me! I’m going to stick to their other Sculpin flavors (like pineapple and grapefruit). I drank the much less spicy New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA, a very fruit-flavored IPA.
On to the food! I will have to confess that I have only tried the Panini’s at Colador, but they do have a full breakfast menu, salads, burgers, and quesadillas. The other evening, I tried the ham and cheese Panini, a crunchy, delicious, and filling meal. And their fries! Try them with an extra side of the chipotle sauce for dipping. Crisp, not too greasy, these fries are perfection. If you are in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and looking for a quick meal or a cold beer and the Mets game, stop by the Colador Café.
Posted at 10:00 am , on February 22, 2013
I am not really sure how, but I have managed to never go to Crif Dogs, a crazy hot dog shack in the village and Williamsburg. Through gaming the system, Sarah and I managed to procure a Groupon for $3 that gave us $28 worth of food. I would like to say now that both of those are not mine. The top dog is mine, a Crif Dog (beef and pork hot dog), which I then topped with mustard, ketchup, pickles, and melted cheese. In retrospect, I think I went a bit over the top, mustard and ketchup created a pretty gooey mess, and the bun was not able to support it. It was a fun treat, but it will probably be awhile before I eat another hot dog (at least until Nathan’s opens back up in Coney Island!). Sarah’s is the tsunami, a hot dog with teriyaki, pineapple, and green onions (it also comes bacon wrapped, but she opted for pork free).
In addition to the hot dogs, we purchased an obscene amount of fried food. Hannah’s head for comparison. With four hungry people working on these, we still didn’t manage to finish tots, cheese fries, and regular fries. We might have over done it. I enjoyed Crif Dogs; it was a fun experience but not really somewhere I imagine I will go back to any time soon. I know I would take my hot dog loving friends, or stop by for a late-night-dog, but it probably won’t become a part of my Williamsburg cycle of restaurants.
Posted at 2:49 pm , on March 13, 2012
I went back to Pittsburgh for a visit this past weekend, and my first stop after getting off the bus was to one of my favorite restaurants. The Thursday night special…$5 hot dog and handful of fries. I chose what is probably the best dog on the menu, the Mason Dixon. Yes, chilli and coleslaw on my hot dog. It was beautiful. The spicy tang of the chilli complimented the cold, sweet slaw perfectly. That slaw took me back home to the South. It was all wrapped in a simple poppy seed hot dog bun. The fries are just the right level of crisp and not too greasy. I washed it all down with a draft Elysian beer, all the way from Washington State. If you ever make it to Pittsburgh, you have got to stop at D’s. Great, cheap eats and drinks.