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New York Dreams American Diner

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Published September 19th 2012
Update July 4th 2014
This venue has now closed.

Take a quick trip to the States
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New York Icons


While shopping at the Bay, I spotted the new New York Dreams diner on Jetty Road. I'd heard about their shop at Semaphore, and decided to call in for a hot dog. I guess that makes this article more of a snack than a full meal?

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Serving Counter at New York Dreams


Being lunchtime, the shop was moderately busy but it didn't take long for a friendly assistant to take my order. I settled for a Dream Dog (cheese kransky served with bacon, cheese, onions and ketchup) and busied myself taking photos (with permission) while my hot dog was assembled.

The shop was clean and fittings were new, decorated with a variety of American icons and knick-knacks. I didn't look closely in the drinks fridge, but it seemed to have a range of the common soft drinks.

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Cheese Being Squirted In the Hot dog


For my hot dog, first a good measure of diced bacon and chopped fried onion was put in the bun, then a squirt of cheese is applied along the open side of the bun. Next the kransky sausage is placed on top, and some ketchup applied. In my case I got mustard as well, although it isn't a listed ingredient. Finally the completed dog got a quick burst in the microwave to heat it through.

The kransky is slightly thicker than an average sausage, and has cheese inside running down the length of it. In common with many other hot dogs I've had, the sausage doesn't fit neatly inside the bun (in this case partly because the sausage is a little curved).

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Inside New York Dreams


You can eat in at compact tables overlooking the street, sit at the counter on stools, or take away as I did. Packaging was the usual paper wrap inside a bag. On opening it, I found that much of the contents (bacon, onion and sausage) had slipped towards the bottom of the bag, as most hot dogs do.

It meant that my first bite was just the plain white bread roll, which tasted pretty much like any other. I was initially disappointed (I tend to eat wholemeal or multigrain), but then realised that it wouldn't be a "proper" American dog if it didn't come on white.

On taking a bite of the kransky sausage I found it mild spiced, with the cheese apparent inside. The skin was somewhat firm and chewy - I'm not sure whether that is usual for a kransky but I found it a little tough.

Other than that, the taste of the hot dog was definitely superior to the corner shop version although a couple of dollars more expensive at $8.95. I didn't end up finishing it because the bottom of the bag became a gooey mix of bacon and onion, cheese and sauces. Perhaps I need to improve my hot dog eating technique.

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New York Dreams Menu


There are a total of ten different hot dogs on the menu (all gluten free), and the other main options are chicken wings (with a choice of sauces), nachos (including a vegetarian version), and fries.

I'll go back and try something else next time I want a taste of the American dream. I can see this place being quite popular with the backpacker crowd at Glenelg.
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Why? Be a part of the American dream
When: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 8:00pm. Sat - Sun: 9:00am - 8:00am
Phone: (08) 8376 8584
Where: 33 Jetty Rd, Glenelg
Cost: Under $10 mostly
Your Comment
Why would they bother offering a gluten free sausage in a bread roll?
by helsh (score: 0|8) 2370 days ago
OMG that is SOOOO naughty lol

I did get hooked on Morley's spicy chicken wings while I was in England though, so I can sympathise :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11151) 2372 days ago
You know what my American Dream is? Deep fried Mac & Cheese and fried chicken wings all drowned down with a vanilla milkshake :p
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2372 days ago
ditto for the gluten free sausage in a bread roll - kind of futile. What for?
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 2369 days ago
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