Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Yesterdog (Grand Rapids, MI)
1505 Wealthy Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, T: 616-336-0746
Yesterdog is an institution in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and deservedly so. It looks like a pub, inside and out, and is located in a gentrifying hipster area in the east of the city. The people who work here look like they are all aspiring rock stars, full of tattoos and attitude.
Yesterdog sells six types of hot dogs... that's all. You can get them with a bag of crisps and a drink; including a homemade lemonade. I ordered two yesterdogs ($1.80 each) and a lemonade for $5.30 in total. The lemonade was ok, but a bit too sweet for me. The yesterdogs, on the other hand, were amazing! The snappy if tiny wieners come on a freshly steamed bun with ketchup, mustard, chili, onions, and fresh pickles. Absolutely heavenly!
If hot dogs is all you want, you'll find few better places than Yesterdog. I had two and had only one wish: one more (wish I also had).