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Korean Corn Dog Craze Takes Off in the East Village as Oh K-Dog Plots Another Location

Plus, a pop-up brings Texas-style barbecue to Greenpoint this weekend — and more intel

A thumb and forefinger hold a battered hot dog studded with potato cubes.
A potato hot dog from Oh K-Dog
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Oh K-Dog heads to the East Village with another location

The East Village may soon be one of Manhattan’s best neighborhoods for trying Korean corn dogs coated in fried potato and filled with mozzarella cheese. Oh K-Dog, one of the first restaurants to sell the South Korean street food in Manhattan, is headed to the East Village with a new storefront at 36 Saint Marks Place, between Second and Third avenues. The restaurant is listed as “coming soon” on the company’s website.

Multiple national chains have set their sights on the Lower Manhattan neighborhood as the Korean corn dogs craze takes off in New York City. Two Hands, a national chain with close to a dozen locations across California, Texas, and Arizona, debuted on Avenue A earlier this year and has since expanded with a store in Soho. Mochinut, a California-based chain that sells mochi doughnuts and corn dogs, has a forthcoming location at 124 Second Avenue, between East Seventh Street and Saint Marks Place, according to EV Grieve.

Oh K-Dog is the latest to enter the fray. The company opened its first storefront at 159A Ludlow Street on the nearby Lower East Side and recently followed-up with a second location at 70 Seventh Avenue South in the West Village.

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