Chef Jean-Luc Mederlet’s 1960’s-style diner is straight out of an episode of Beverly Hills (he even calls himself ‘Lucky’), and he’s on a mission to introduce Coney Island-style hot dogs to Paris. Everything is home made – the lightly sweetened bread, the Frankfurter-style hot dogs, the fried onions, the pickles and other garnishes.
At €4.80 the classic hot dog is very reasonably priced, or you can pay €10 for a set menu that includes a choice of sandwich (hot dog or bagel), a soft drink, dessert (muffin, doughnut or a very good cheesecake) and a coffee. Don’t leave without trying a Fritz Cola imported straight from Germany, or an Almdudler, an Austrian lemonade made with hops.
A venture and menu full of character and flavour, look out for Lucky’s fleet of trucks, which will soon my heading out onto the streets of Paris.