Last spring, a group of dedicated hot dog aficionados announced they were bringing back Feltman's of Coney Island, NYC's original Coney Island weiner shop that was started by hot dog pioneer Charles Feltman in the late 19th century. After several pop-ups (mostly in Brooklyn) over the last couple months, Feltman's announced they are going to start slinging dogs in the East Village now—right next to Crif Dogs.
Starting this weekend Feltman's will be serving hot dogs daily @ an East Village restaurant. Stay tuned!! pic.twitter.com/no29jz3zM5
— Feltman's of Coney (@FeltmansConey) October 15, 2015
According to Coney Island Blog, Feltman's will be selling 100% beef franks daily starting today at Augurs Well, located at 115 Saint Marks Place near Ave. A in the East Village [update below]. They add:
Instead of serving $2 hot dogs as they did all summer Feltman’s will be serving up enormous franks for $5 each, along with their very popular homemade apple cider vinegar mustard, which will be whipped up daily in the Augurs Well kitchen. In the coming weeks they plan to add some surprise mouth watering toppings which will include homemade red cabbage sauerkraut.
Feltman's owner Michael Quinn noted that he still has plans to bring the famed restaurant back to Coney Island. Read about the whole history of Feltman's here—including how Feltman's employee Nathan Handwerker left the company in 1916 to open Nathan's, undercutting his old boss and putting them out of business.
Update [corrected address] Feltman's is open at 80 St. Marks Place.