Alehouse City Island
Located in the heart of City Island, Alehouse City Island makes its mark on the local gastropub scene with creative versions of classic pub cuisine. Chef Stefano molds and grills distinctive burgers such as the Bullburger, a 10-ounce Angus-beef patty topped with grilled onions, condiments, and a fried egg. Eight varieties of local Schaller & Weber hot dogs pepper the menu, including the Baconator, a bacon-wrapped hot dog decorated with grilled onions, condiments, mayo, and pickled jalapeño. An impressive beer list of more than 50 beers washes down the hearty fare.
With its signature food challenge, the Hell Hound, Alehouse City Island dares its most adventurous customers—those who laugh in the face of danger, and laugh harder at the concept that helmets even exist. Topped with Texas-two-step chili, sliced jalapeños, and ghost-chili hot sauce, the quarter-pound hot dog singes taste buds with enough spicy firepower to intimidate even the bravest of eaters. Each contender gets one glass of water and 2.5 minutes to finish the Hell Hound, forever earning bragging rights and a place on the list of champions.