[Snacking by Wilfrid: February 16, 2010]
Since it opened, Dogmatic Dogs just off Union Square - perhaps the only eating place in the city with a happy-cow-abattoir mural - has filled a niche for me.
It's the niche which used to be filled, slightly more expensively, by 'wichcraft in its original location.
Somewhere to re-fuel after neighborhood shopping, short of a full meal. One of the conveniences of Dogmatic Dogs is that a sausage in a roll is satisfying but light enough to count as a snack - certainly in comparison with a burger or sandwich in a pub.
The meal deal does allow you to match your banger with a side dish and a soda. The latter are homemade, and the ginger was sweet but fresh and flavorful. I don't know what cheese they use in the mac 'n' cheese, but it's real cheese - something you can taste.
The sausage sandwiches/rolls - $4.50 - come with a choice of inventive sauces. I paired the horseradish-mustard with the beef on this occasion. One thing to look out for, excess sauce will lurk in the bottom of the bread, making the last inch of you snack a little messy.