Bottom Line: “Hot dogs & beers” just screams Sunday afternoon comfort food, but the addition of a Danish twist with an eccletic inspiration of Latin and Southeast Asian garnishes makes something ordinary truly special. It’s no surprise that this event sold out.
To the more jaded who would dismiss it as only a hot-dog-eating meetup , Revolving Dansk has created a kind of social community with its events, where people get together and enjoy beer and good food with a little Scandanivian flair. And their product is successful, simply because it is delicious.
Last Sunday was so popular, in fact, that they held two sessions: The first from 1-4pm and the second from 5-8pm, and only those who had purchased tickets in advance could enter.
For this event, Revolving Dansk showcased three new special pølse and asked the guests to vote on their favorites. Quirkily titled, they included:
“She’s Got Nuts”, – a peanut lover’s delight and for me, the best, but I would have preferred a bit more chili and a dash of nambla. That would be my 2am recharge after a legless pubcrawl.
The Dominican Dane with pickled cucumbers. This was a seriously delicious combo. Perfect with the IPA I was drinking.
The World Fusion Dog, according to my mate, Ian, was really fantastic. The crazy garnishes included bonito flakes ginger, pineapple, and oh yes, wasabi. Perhaps a cure for a hangover.
After the contest, RD served up the classic Danish pølse, garnished with grilled & sautéed onions, licorice powder, chili, ketchup and mustard.
It sounds like a car crash, but it really works. In fact so well, I made my own pølse at home using the similar toppings.
In between hotdog breaks, Floede Bolle Inc. treated the event-goers to the Danish take on a delicious and suprisingly light, chocolate coated marshmellow bonbon.
If you missed this event, you can taste Revolving Dansk’s pølse at the annual hot sauce festival in Brooklyn this spring.