The Bushwick food scene has been really blowing up these last few weeks. Between the fancy bagel shop, vegan bakery and the impeding Taste of Bushwick, there’s no denying that the neighborhood is working overtime to put itself on the foodie map. Today, that legacy continues with The Diggs, a new late night food shack serving all the bad-for-you comfort food we could wish for.
Via Bedford + Bowery: The Diggs is a newly-minted collaboration between the folks behind The Bodega/Heavy Woods and local chef Brian Baskoff, who’s previously done stints at St. Anselm and Empire Biscuit.
Operating out of a mobile kitchen, The Diggs serves high(er) brow versions of comfort food favorites, topping long-cut fries with everything from cheese curds (i.e. poutine) to blue cheese-tarragon mayo and smoked tempeh (for the vegans among us).
Prices range from $4.50 for a “Smalls” order of fries, which includes one sauce, to $16 for New England fries topped with Old Bay, lobster and lemon and served with a side of horseradish ketchup. In between, you’ll find the aforementioned poutine, loaded fries and Colorado-style taters covered in Denver green chili.
Here’s the entire menu:
(all fry orders come with your choice of one sauce)
Biggie – $6.50
Smalls – $4.50
Sauces – $1.50
Old-fashioned fry sauce
Coney – $8
Chuckwagon steak chili, cheese sauce, mustard, onions
Poutine – $8
Cheese curds, gravy (add smoked meat or smoked tempeh – $4)
Colorado – $9
Denver green chili, citrus pulled pork
Animal Style – $8
Fry sauce, pickled peppers, onions, diced tomato, bacon
Loaded – $10
Cheese sauce, sour cream, green onion, bacon
New England – $16
Old Bay, lobster, lemon, side of horseradish ketchup
L.A. Mozz (vegan) – $8
Smoked tempe, pineapple habanero “mayo,” diced tomato
Hot (and Salty) – $7
Habanero vinegar, pickled peppers and Maldon sea salt
Frozen banana bites covered in dark chocolate and natural peanut butter (vegan) – $5
The Diggs is located at Troutman Street near St. Nicholas Avenue and will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. on weekends.
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