First off, let me say that I LOVE what they're doing here. The creative blend of flavors, handmade and high quality preparation, and amazing attention to detail are truly unique in the city of New Brunswick. One of the best parts about visiting Destination Dogs is reading through all the different flavors combinations (although we had, admittedly, read them online the night before) and choosing one.
My sister and I split the Bun Mi and Poi Boy. The dogs themseles are on the small side, but they are so full of spices and flavor that any larger would have overwhelmed the hot dogs. They sat perfectly in the bun (I can't stand when the dog is too short), and were cooked to juicy perfection. The buns were also toasted, slightly sweet like a potato roll, and even though they seemed on the large side, were the perfect size for each dog.
There was definitely a heap of toppings on the dogs, but like a taco, it was difficult to eat the dog and toppings together without shoving my face with every bit. It's the nature of the hot dog, but the Poi Boy (with its pineapple relish) turned out to be quite a mess to eat. I honestly couldn't taste too much of the individual elements of the toppings (for example, I didn't even realize there was duck confit in my Bun Mi), although each dog was delicious in and of itself.
However, what I don't love is the price. As a college student, $8 for a hot dog is not exactly a bargain, especially compared to other places in town. With that said, I think EVERY Rutgers student should try it at least once, and I highly recommend this place to visitors or tourists in town.
(They also have wonderful service -- everyone was so friendly!)
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