UFO Factory offers Laika Dog 'back to school' specials


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When it opened a year ago, Corktown's UFO Factory teased a kitchen that would serve gourmet "Laika Dogs." (You know, as in Laika, the first dog in space. Laika ... UFO ... get it?) Anyway, while UFO's kitchen went under construction, its resident chefs prepared the dogs on a patio grill, but during the coldest months they went away.

As of July, the kitchen was completed, and UFO Factory head honcho Dion Fischer dropped us a line to let us know they're now offering "back to school" specials. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday, diners can get $1 off any order by using their smartphones to check in on social media. They'll also have a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. — the first PBR is just $1 with order of two menu items. 

The kitchen is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Laika Dog even has its own website now at laikadogdetroit.com. Check the website for the full menu, which includes the Bahn-mi dog with pickled carrots, radishes, fresh cucumber, pickled red onion, cilantro, and spicy vegan mayo; or the PB&J, featuring a Thai-peanut sauce, raspberry ancho-mint jelly, and banana cashew crunch.

UFO Factory is located at 2110 Trumbull St., Detroit.

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