Lubins-N-Links

Chili Parlor | Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop
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A few years ago, when I joined Katherine Curry on her quest to find Westchester County’s top hot dogs, our first stop was Lubins-N-Links; and while we certainly found chili dogs that were hotter and with more proletarian punch (polite way to say greasy), the Lubins-N-Links chili link stood as a benchmark. It is a high-quality all-beef wiener (skinless or natural casing: you choose) in a soft, fresh potato roll, topped with chili, molten cheese, and chopped onion. The chili is spicy but not murderously so; in fact, it is mild-tempered enough that I felt it almost was eclipsed by the creamy richness of the cheese. If you want to get a glow on your lips and tongue, I suggest forgoing the cheese and going only with chili and, of course onions: a classic chili dog configuration.

Lubins-N-Links makes a point of offering a huge variety of house-made toppings and a selection of about 100 pre-established “Specialty Links” such as the Barking Dog (chipotle mayo and onion relish), the Piggy dog (crumbled bacon and cheese), the baked bean dog, the nacho dog, and the slaw dog. Two kinds of onion relish are offered: sweet and “Jubee,” the latter made from “our dad’s recipe (handed down from our Grandma),” which is billed as being an “explosion of flavors to enjoy.” So as not to skew our palates, we ordered a hot dog with nothing but Jubee onions. Delicious, and, as advertised, a powerhouse. A line of mustard underneath the onions wouldn’t hurt at all.

Now, about the Lubin. I would call it pot roast: extremely tender, extremely juicy hunks of long-roasted beef that are far more luxurious than their price (under $5) would suggest. Like the links, lubins are available with all the specialty toppings. The menu recommends cheese sauce and sweet onions. Horseradish sauce is an ideal condiment, too.

What to Eat
Lubins-N-Links, Chili Link
Chili Link
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The elegant potato roll, the good hot dog, the expertly made chili all make me want to brand this chili link upscale. But it costs little more than a dirty water dog from a street cart. It simply is an excellent chili dog, making issues of class and cost irrelevant.
Lubins-N-Links, Jubee Onion Link
Jubee Onion Link
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Jubee onion relish is tangy, spicy, just a little bit sweet, and dramatically perfumy. An inspired condiment for hot dogs!
Lubins-N-Links, Lubin
Lubin
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Lubins beef is as succulent as Texas brisket or the beef used by po boy cooks in New Orleans.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11 am - 5 pm
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11 am - 5 pm
Wednesday11 am - 5 pm
Thursday11 am - 5 pm
Friday11 am - 7 pm
Saturday11 am - 6 pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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