If you're ever in Ushigome feeling hungry and nostalgic for American diner food, Hotdog Stand Homeys is there for you. Their grilled hot dogs are quite large in size and they're well prepared, with a good bit of snap to them. Milkshakes come in classic flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, and there are also root-beer and other ice-cream floats. Diner staples like chili fries, onion rings and cole slaw serve as side dishes.
Hot dogs variations include "chili bean chili dog," "Hawaiian dog" and "Mexican dog," with offbeat optional toppings like avocado, cheddar cheese, pineapple and sour cream. Spicy chicken wings make a nice starter (although they would have been even nicer with blue-cheese dressing and celery, since they were listed on the menu as "Buffalo Wings").
If you want something stronger than root beer, they offer a varied selection of beers (including Anchor Liberty Ale and Echigo Red Ale) and simple cocktails. Hot dogs start are priced from Y750, and take-out service is available.
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