"A lot of work, fun and taste-testing went into the new dishes' flavor combinations and we're happy with what we came up with," said General Manager David Thibault. "I think our customers' taste buds will be happy, too."
The new menu features a host of new items:
- Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Key Lime Mustard
- Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Mango Jalapeno Aioli and Rum-Soaked Onions
- Conch Fritters
- Rare Tuna Tataki with Asian Ginger Boiled Calamari and Seaweed Salad
- White Conch Chowder
- Key West Pizza with White Lobster-based sauce, Pepperoni, Shrimp and Pineapple
Leading the culinary side of the menu re-vamp was Chef Pat Dunn, also chef at Pat Croce's Rum Barrel.
"More than anything else, I'm excited to see customers' reactions when they taste what we've created," Dunn said. "It's just that good."
A Northeast Philadelphia native, Dunn made a name for himself as protege of Iron Chef Jose Garces
at Garces' acclaimed Latin-Asian restaurant Chifa in downtown Philly. Dunn is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He joined Island Dogs in 2010 with a focus on crafting innovative and delicious cuisine with only the freshest available ingredients.