First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate
The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves.
The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice the number of customers as the original shoppe. There are 2 distinct rooms – a bar area and dining room – decorated in the signature kitsch that’s become the calling card of Liz Lessner’s CFL restaurants.
The menu is much the same, with a few exceptions. A contest to create a specialty dog that would be exclusive to this store was won by Mari Ann Futty, co-founder of the Westgate Neighbors Association. Mari Ann’s Westgate Dog is customer’s choice of meat or vegetarian frank, topped with bar cheese, brown mustard, pretzel bites, and cheddar cheese.
Dirty Frank’s Westgate is open daily from 5pm – 11pm as they figure out what works. Lunch hours should be added soon. For more, visit www.dirtyfrankscolumbus.com.
Photos by Ayana Wilson.