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OS Reviews: The Koop Glizzies

Who doesn’t love to gobble glizzies?

The Koop, known for its Korean fried chicken, recently expanded its menu to include hot dogs, corn dogs, and a handful of Korean desserts.

Intrigued, hungry, and ready to dog some dogs, our staffers ventured over to 129 Locust Lane to check it out.

Evan Halfen: Corn Dog

Koop, you pleasantly surprised me.

I ordered the corn dog with half cheese and half hot dog coated in sugar. At first, I was skeptical. However, it was actually really good, and I ate every last bite. On the side, I got the spicy mayo and the sweet chili dipping sauce, both of which complimented the corn dog really well. The service was great, and the lady at the register was very sweet and was able to help me make up my mind about what I ordered. The prices were also pretty cheap, too.

Ryan Parsons: Kimchi Dog

When I heard The Koop added glizzies to its menu, I had to give one a try. The Koop is an interesting establishment and has two different floors. I walked downstairs first, and they were playing “All Star” by Smash Mouth but was quickly told the glizzies were for sale upstairs, where mellow jazz music was playing. Talk about a great first impression.

I got the kimchi dog. All of the individual ingredients were really good, but this thing was a behemoth to actually eat and got messy quickly. It wasn’t the first thing I would select on the menu, but I was happy I tried it.

Keeley Lamm: Corn Dog

I ventured into The Koop for the first time and really enjoyed it. I was very unsure of the ~vibes~ from the outside looking in, but I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and food! I ordered a Koop corn dog, the classic way, and opted for the half-and-half option. Essentially, I ordered a half cheese, half dog corn dog. The service was delightful and the woman who was manning the Koop dogs seemed like an absolute pro. However, I was shocked when I bit into my corn dog to only be met by cheese. I ate half of my corn dog, which was really just a mozzarella stick at that point, before reaching the glizzy. It was super good, and I reminded myself what half-and-half meant afterward. I’ll definitely be back for some more Koop dogs and another delicious custard-filled bungeoppang.

Colleen Nersten: Koop Dog

The Koop glizzies have been living rent-free in my mind for weeks. People rave about Koop’s fried chicken, so I was pretty excited to see if its dogs lived up to the hype. The $7.50 Koop Dog features mayo, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, pickles, sweet peppers, cheddar cheese sauce, and spicy mayo. For almost $8, I needed this glizz to be thicc. Well folks, thicc it was. I couldn’t even finish it! The cook piled the ingredients on to the point where I had to get involved with some fork action. It also included a free can of soda, so that was a nice surprise. While it wasn’t a traditional Korean dog, it was still tasty and large enough to be considered a meal.

Anna Wiggins: Koop Dog & Nutella Bungeoppang

While I’d never buy a pack of hot dogs at the grocery store, if there are glizzies on a menu, you can bet that’s what I’m ordering (I am a woman of refined taste). So when I learned Koop had added glizzies to its menu, I knew I needed to check it out.

I ordered the Koop Dog and a Nutella bungeoppang, which is a Korean fish-shaped pastry with a sweet filling on the inside. My glizzy came loaded with lettuce, red onion, sweet peppers, mayo, cheddar cheese sauce, and spicy mayo. I asked for no tomatoes or pickles because those are gross.

This gargantuan glizzy was scrumptious. It was sweet, spicy, and had some crunch from the various veggies. The only downside was this was a pretty messy meal. But for $7.50 and a free soda, I’d say it’s worth it. The Nutella bungeoppang was also a delight. Mine was fresh, so the Nutella was warm and gooey.

I’ll be visiting The Koop in the future.

Gabe Angieri: Kimchi Dog

I’d say I had a pretty good experience at The Koop. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out one of its new glizzies, so it was a no-brainer to head on over there. I was a little intimidated by the Kimchi Dog, to be honest, as it’s filled with several different flavors.

After getting my glizzy and my free iced tea (which was a pleasant surprise), I just had to dig right in. It was an absolute mess, but it was a tasty mess. The flavor go together quite nicely, and it’s definitely big enough to fill you up.

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