Okay, so Mayday is a bar, and not primarily a restaurant. But if you’re a hotdog fan, this is your kind of place!
At 4227 Spring Grove Avenue, corner of Dane, in Northside (near Spring Grove), this a comfy place for all kinds of humans. I really enjoyed being there – and having their vegetarian hotdog. The bun is amazing, the hotdog has the same shape and size as the real ones, the toppings are just terrific. And the real hotdogs are terrific, too – thus speaketh the folk at the meeting with me. And the bun is wonderful – not white bread death that balls up and stays in your stomach forever, but a sturdy whole grain pretzel bun. Just excellent!
So on your little personal menu, first you pick the kind of hotdog – lots of interesting choices, including vegetarian. Then you circle your side – chips or salad (and a fresh greens beautiful salad, at that!) Then you can pick from four signature dogs, or build your own, with great topping choices.
I picked the Mayday Dog – carmelized onion, grilled peppers, spicy mustard, house catsup and house relish. It was piled high and quite wonderful. Made me totally happy. I’m going to make my own choices next time – maybe the curry apricot catsup, spicy red relish – or maybe the sauerkraut. There’s also chili – both regular and vegetarian. And pbj, on that pretzel bun – made in house, as well.
Who knew such a place existed in the ‘Nati? Pool tables, an outdoor patio, special nights with music and all kinds of un-Cincinnati type things happening. And as comfy and homey as you’ll find. Go for it!