Dogma, the Biscayne Boulevard hot doggery that was recently purchased by partners Mark Soyka and Frank Crupi, has expanded its food options to include a full line of old-school sandwiches, and Short Order was invited to try some.
Philly cheesesteaks ($7.95) served with grilled onions and hot cherry peppers, oyster po' boys ($9.75), and sausage and peppers(($6.50) were presented on authentic fresh-baked Italian rolls, using the freshest ingredients like 8 oz. rib-eye steak for the cheesesteak and Taylor Ham for the pork roll ($3.95).
If these sandwiches sound or taste familiar, you can thank Frank Crupi, who took his signature sandwiches from Frankie's Big City Grill to Dogma.
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Other additions to Dogma's menu will also spark nostalgia. like the New England lobster roll $7.75), the deep fried crab cake ($3.95), and the Chicago Italian beef hoagie with fried peppers ($8 with peppers).
Dogma couldn't exist without hot dogs, and the choices have been updated to have more of a old style feel. Gone are dogs with avocado, feta, and lettuce to be replaced by classic chili dogs ($4.15), Coney Island dogs with spicy brown mustard and sauerkraut ((3.75), and Beantown dogs topped with baked beans ($3.75), to name a few.
Yoo-Hoo ($2), ice cream sandwiches ($1.00), and Cracker Jacks ($1) complete the trip down memory lane, which is a very good thing, indeed. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?