*Hot dogs are sort of the last vestige of cheap, gooood eats. From BBQs to beachside to ball games, they’re arguably the quintessential summer food and our region has no shortage of iconic places to find ‘em. With a toddler in tow, I’m on a kid-friendly quest to taste the best of the best.
With a vintage-feel sign beckoning customers in, Lubins and Links is at home on a street filled with nostalgic offerings. A small counter and just enough space to stand make up the entirety of the store, but the pint sized joint packs a powerful punch. A bounty of snacks, drinks and a vast menu cover the space, but there’s not much room to dine-in to speak of. Luckily for me I visited the spot on a lovely summer Sunday and got to make use their sidewalk table set up.
You can choose their “lubins” – their version of sliced roast beef – or go for one of their “links”, but the choices don’t stop there. The “links” in question break down to even more choices with a selection of 100% all beef, chicken, turkey, veggie, or tofu hot dogs. Of course you could go with those alone, or choose from their vast menu of specialty sammies (they also have grilled chicken breast sandwiches & other specialties like mac and cheese with a crunchy crust, and even a potato roll stuffed with tuna salad.)
Now, I’m a sucker from a hot dog with simply ketchup & mustard on your run-of-the-mill bun.
(Clearly you could’ve guessed that from my choosing to take this tour!) I’m also a sucker for a unique twist on toppings. But give me chili & cheese and I’m done for. This time around I chose “The Elber” – which is essentially a cup of their meaty chili, a few chopped up links and a drizzle of cheese sauce. Delicious, contained, and super enjoyable dining al fresco on the cutest strip around.
My rating on this one? Charmed, I’m sure.
If You Go:
38 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591