Sneak Peek of Los Perros Locos on Allen Street

Posted on: January 7th, 2013 at 6:09 am by
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The first battle of the Allen Street hot dog wars crowned Links as the victor. Unfortunately for Los Perros Locos, though, Hurricane Sandy intervened and interrupted plans to open this past October. While waiting for the DOB to play catch-up in the wake of the storm, interior improvements nevertheless progressed; illuminated storefront marquee bathing the sidewalk with warm pinkish glow. Construction wrapped last week, but now launch rests in the hands of Con Edison who must turn on the gas. Expect an opening within the next few weeks.

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We gained access over the weekend for a quick sneak peek of the forthcoming Colombian hot dog joint at 201 Allen. Verdict – Los Perros Locos completely transformed the commercial footprint, which previously hosted the Sun Shine Cafe. It’s unrecognizable from its former state. To begin with, four inches of drywall was removed to expose the brick beneath and corrugated metal siding now lines the order counter, behind which resides the kitchen.

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The vibe takes on a modern urban flair that includes a combination of edgy fonts, layout, and artwork. Indeed, an encounter on the streets of SoHo led owner Alex Mitow to hire graffiti artist UR New York to decorate the guts of the hot dog haven. We are told the mural is meant to channel the international spirit of New York City, Miami, and Bogota.

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As for seating, it’s snug fast-food dining with three specific spots to sit – a halved picnic table greets patrons upon entry, window stools, and a fresh orange countertop.

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