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Mar 8, 2011

Review: Sonic - New York Dog

Sonic's new New York Dog is one of four new premium beef hot dogs at Sonic and features an all-beef normal-sized hot dog nestled in a soft bun and topped with sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard, and grilled diced onions.

It's available now for an introductory price of $1.99.

I don't normally eat sauerkraut so the New York Dog is somewhat of a new flavor for me. I've been to Grey's and Papaya King in New York but didn't get the dogs with kraut. I will say that while the hot dog wiener at Sonic is mostly good, I wished that they'd grilled it more for some texture and insofar as a New York hot dog goes it lacks a natural casing and the requisite snap that comes with.
There was a bit too much mustard on my New York Dog but it wasn't particularly strong or spicy. I would have liked some sinus-clearing mustard action. The sauerkraut doesn't have the same vinegary sweetness that a pickle has, it's more of a mild tang. It wasn't as crunchy as I would have liked. The onions added a nice bit of onion flavor and sweetness.

I liked the way the squishy soft bun cradled all the ingredients. Overall, Sonic's New York Dog was interesting but not something I'd get again. I don't think the combination of sauerkraut and mustard does it for me at least not on Sonic's New York Dog.

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Nutritional Info - Sonic New York Dog (164g)
Calories - 350 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1290mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 14g


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8 comments :

  1. I've been to Manhattan and Chicago, these are a disgrace. I ordered both just to try them out. Don't waste your money. Crummy little dog, not like NY. No taste whatsoever. I can't even begin to explain how they have disgraced a Chicago dog. Some things just need to be left to those who know what their doing.

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  2. This is the least appealing of the new Sonic dogs to me, but I'm glad you reviewed it. I was interested in the spicy mustard... but apparently it just doesn't cut the mustard. ;)

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  3. It's "those who know what they're doing."

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  4. I guess the reviewer meant, "the New York Dog is something of a new flavor for me," not someone.

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  5. Actually I meant "somewhat." It's been fixed thanks.

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  6. i would like to eat this one as well

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  7. I just had 2 New York dogs. I really liked them. I will get again.

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