So, the restaurants continue to revolve through the same storefront
across from ACME in the Falls. Now it’s a dog shop. They have spent
some cash buffing up the interior from the most recent sandwich shop
but they would have been better served cutting a whole in the wall
and putting in a fan. It’s kinda like eating in a building on
fire…heat and smoke permeate the air. The service is quick but
quirky. Okay…it’s downright looney.
While some may find the antics of the sole employee fascinating, we did watch her literally scare two customers back out the door following her fierce rendition of the “Shaft” theme song while throwing another order together. SHAFT!...they look at each other in some confusion…SHAFT!...eyes widen and murmurs are heard…SHAFT!...and with an expressive shake of the head they are gone. “You’re damn right.” Look it up…it’s from the 70’s.
We ordered the Ninny's Original, essentially a Chicago style dog.
Quarter Pound all-beef sausage with mustard, onion, relish, tomato
wedges, sport peppers, pickle spear and celery salt on a steamed
poppyseed bun. I’ve had the original from the
Comiskey stand at U.S. Cellular Field
and while it has the same toppings there is some distance between
the two. The original is loaded with half a salad bar and Ninny’s
falls far short. The sausage itself isn’t bad and the same dog comes
on the chili cheese with onion. The very finely grained chili is
lightly sweet and doesn’t do much to hold your interest after the
The "Original" or Chicago Dog. Nice Sausage, Chintzy Garden
Don't Want Fancy But Do Want Toppings To Actually Land On The Dog, Sadly Sloppy
If the hot dogs are ok…the huge Polish sausage is really tasty with
functional kraut and onions but the bun didn’t even pretend to do
its job with everything leaking and falling through before you could
pick it up once. The Philly cheese was a disaster from top to
bottom. The meat itself reeked and tasted of freezer burn. It made
me glad there wasn’t much of it in the sandwich, never thought that
about one in Philly. There was a fair plop of cheese but it hadn’t
melted through leaving a big lump of it in the center of the mess. I
know they just opened…they definitely have a good bit to work out…I
just wonder if they’ll have the time to try or if there will be yet
another sign across the street.
She Buys A Good Polish Sausage But The Rest Is Pointless
This Was Tragic