Drafts + Dogs, From 18.21 Bitters Team, Now Open in Ponce City Market

Through June 9 the 'craft' hot dog and cocktail stall will donate a portion of profits to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Drafts + Dogs, a new cocktail and “craft” hot dog stall from the team behind 18.21 Bitters, is now open inside Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall.

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Located next to Lucky Lotus Juice Bar on the first floor, the walk-up eatery boasts an assortment of cocktails and hot dogs made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Drafts + Dogs’ all-day food menu features “creative takes on the classic hot dog” like The Californian, a 100 percent black Angus beef hot dog topped with black bean and corn salsa, avocado, sharp cheddar, sour cream, and cilantro.

Vegan options, naked dogs, Chicago-style dogs, and other options are also available.

Accompanying Drafts + Dogs’ food menu is a selection of 18.21 Bitters’ original cocktails, including draft and frozen cocktails like the Run Forrest, Run—Old Forester Bourbon, peach, ginger, lemon, 18.21 Prohibition Aromatic Bitters and a lemon slice.

The shop also offers craft beer and wine, as well as non-alcoholic drink options.

“Co-founders Missy and Kristin Koefod developed Drafts + Dogs as a homage to the simplicity and comfort found in the meals they shared while traveling around the world,” according to a press release announcing the opening.

“Whether it was an NY-style hot dog eaten bench-side in Central Park or memorable snack enjoyed from a cart outside the splendor of Westminster Abbey, their travels inspired them to couple their food experiences with an extensive cocktail knowledge to create Drafts + Dogs.”

Now through June 9, Drafts + Dogs will offer one hot dog and one cocktail on the menu (changes weekly) with 100 percent of profits going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak