Forget grabbing a good weiner in Montclair Village. After years of business, Village Dog closed its doors abruptly.
I wonder what happened, if business was bad or the owners simply wanted to move on. I checked out the store and there’s not even a farewell message.
In an ongoing survey, Montclarions were evenly split when asked to vote for Village Dog or Berkeley’s Top Dog. However ours didn’t require a drive north.
My local favorite was the bratwurst, along with a massive side of onion rings. Now it’s just a Village Dog memory, R.I.P.
Postscript: According to unconfirmed rumors, an Indian fast-food place may take up residence. This could be like the Farmers Market takeout option – not bad.