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D’oh! Underdogs closing shop next to Geno’s

After only eight months in the space next to Geno’s, hot dog shop Underdogs is closing, dealing a blow to late-night food options in cheesesteak central.

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Owner Robert Amar posted on its Facebook page that they would be calling it quits at 1205 S. 9th St. but that the original location at 17th and Sansom will stay open.

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Underdogs South Philly spot opens today

The “haute dog” shop Underdogs will open today on 9th Street in the storefront just north of Geno’s.

They were just a bit late

Expect it to compete for late-night drunkards on the weekends. Owner Robert Amar, who still has the original Center City location at 132 S. 17th St., will be serving their snappy links with inventive toppings until 4 a.m.

Check out the Insider blog for some pictures of the inside. Looks like they kept the partially exposed brick wall that was there when the dearly departed O Sandwiches was there.

Check out their full menu here.

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Center City hot dog shop to open here in September

Underdogs, the subterranean “haute dog” shop at 132 S. 17th St., is shooting for a September opening for their second location, next door to Geno’s on 9th Street.

Good news. Photo via Passyunk Square Civic’s FB page

It’s in the dearly departed former bahn mi shop O sandwiches, which was our first exposure to the tasty Vietnamese hoagies and remains our favorite, hands down.

Here’s a snippet of the Insider’s write-up when Underdogs’ Center City place opened in February, which includes some pics of their inventive, all beef-dogs:

Restaurant veteran Robert Amar is behind the new Underdogs, a subterranean hot dog shop, which opened today (2/28) in the lower-level storefront at 132 S. 17th St. It previously was Argan Moroccan Cuisine.
Underdogs’ base dog is a boiled Dietz & Watson all-beef “5-to-1” – the Tacony meat packer’s signature five-to-a-pound frank – which he’s selling for $3.25 on a sturdy roll from South Philly baker Cacia’s. From there go the toppings – the result, Amar says, of two years of research and development.

Between this and the new Garage on the other side of EPA, drunk late-nighters will finally have an alternative in the area to mediocre cheesesteaks. Bring on the defensive comments, you misguided Geno’s lovers!

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