the ripper

two rippersWhat do you get when you deep fry a full beef and pork dog, then smother it in spicy mustard and bright yellow cabbage-based house relish? The Ripper. A simply delicious ripped open hot dog (a result of the frying) at Ruff’s Hutt, a strange little place on a back road off Route 3 in Clifton, New Jersey just outside of NYC. Featured on many a television food show including Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Ruff’s Hutt is a stand up counter/take out joint attached to a sit down bar, both with extensive menus of mostly fried specialties. But it’s the dogs people come for. I can’t tell you the last time I ate a hot dog but certain days call for an all out food splurge — and this one was kinda fun at that.

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