As soon as @hypercasey discovered that Main Street Deli was doing a 20 inch hot dog, he proposed a tweet-up there to try this out. While a lot of other people said they would make it, in the end it was him, me, @adalinelau and @littlefatchick. Three hours of shoving tube steak into our faces and talking about various geek-related things and a side helping of gossip.
Hyper and I got there first and split this ten inch, all beef dog:
They have a huge list of toppings, sauces and sides to choose from. I found the caramelized onions a bit too sweet for my taste and I think the cheese could have been melted a bit more. The dog itself was quite nice. Those are sweet potato fries on the side.
Now, here is what Main Street Deli calls a potato knish:
This doesn’t look like any other knish I’ve encountered anywhere else in the world. And the taste was bland.
@adalinelau is a vegetarian and so she went for the 10 inch veggie dog:
“Idaho potatoes” on the side, they looked a little like overgrown tater tots to me. Adaline described the dog as tasting a lot like vegetables – if I remember correctly, she said her preference is normally for HK-style vegetarian cuisine, which is often tofu shaped and colored to look like something else. I decided I could survive without sampling this.
And then we got @littlefatchick (who, by the way, should consider changing her Twitter handle to @tallthinlady) to go for the full-on 20 inch beef dog. She got hers with jalapeno peppers and chili on the side.
By the way, this stuff isn’t cheap. Two ten inch dogs, one twenty inch dog, the knish and about half a dozen soft drinks and the bill came out to around HK$1,000. But all four of us had a great time!