(This venue is closed.) Thoughts of a Chicago-style dog, on a poppy-seed bun, all but vanished when I ventured close enough to read the paper-plate "menu" posted in the window (gyro, anyone?).
Rather than befuddle the one server on duty — an amiable fellow, but no Big Al — I stayed on-menu by ordering a chili dog ($2.50), which arrived smothered like a sloppy joe in a thin tame sauce. The dog itself had no bite, either.
Big Al's 3007 Stillwell Ave. (at Surf Ave.), Coney Island, Brooklyn