The Wienery is essentially a hotdog “shop” near the University of MN and was featured on The FoodNetworks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Adam had been wanting us to check it out ever since he saw the episode over a year ago. He first suggested that we go there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Don’t get me wrong, I love hole-in-the-wall restaurants and hotdogs for that matter, but for our anniversary – no thanks. So we finally pulled the trigger and made our way there this past Sunday.
I don’t even know where to begin about The Wienery other than it was fantastic. The entire restaurant had maybe 3 or 4 tables and was filled with college kids nursing their hangovers and talking about their night – classic! So we plopped down right at the counter where we were greeted by a warm server who dropped off a big basket of toys for Will to play with so we could focus on the menu.
I never thought a hotdog menu could be so overwhelming, but it was! They had 16 different specialty hotdogs and 7 different kinds of meat -Vienna Beef Hotdog, Vienna Beef Polish, Smoked Bratwurst, Spicy Italian Sausage, Vegan Tofu Dog, Vegetarian Bratwurst, and Vegetarian Italian. Everything was made fresh to order including their fresh-cut fries! I ordered the Briny Dog (spicy) and Adam ordered the Drive-In Dog.
Both hotdogs were awesome and our entire meal, including a soda, was $9!! We left there not only missing the college life, but also extremely full which is always a good sign! I think I would now be perfectly fine (maybe) celebrating our next wedding anniversary at The Wienery now that I know the dogs are unbelievable!