Knishes, Kosher dogs, and corn? Sure, why not. Those are the only three food offerings at Bo-Dogs, which New Jersey natives and brothers Jacob and Joseph Jemal opened earlier this week at 614 E St. NW.
So, is this the legit New York knish D.C. has been waiting for? Unfortunately, not quite. Bo-Dog’s knishes ($3) on an initial visit weren’t anything to go out of your way for. The oily, square-shaped potato pastries lacked a crispy, flaky exterior. If you’re really craving knishes, the best I’ve found are at Buffalo & Bergen. (Try the Reuben version.)
The Kosher hot dogs ($4) come with a choice of free toppings: sauerkraut, relish, onions (“chopped daily”), tomatoes (also “chopped daily”), pickle spears, jalapeños, banana peppers, chili, and cheese. Top it off with a variety of mustards, hot sauces, and ketchup. It’s pretty much your standard hot dog. As for the corn? Well, it’s corn. Obviously out of season, it lacks some of the sweetness of corn at its peak.
Bo-Dogs, 614 E St. NW; (202) 827-3105; bodogsdc.com
Photos by Jessica Sidman