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The Wienery

March 9, 2010

Over the winter we’ve managed to eat at some really great restaurants such as Bar La Grassa and 112 Eatery, but I wanted to blog about our Sunday afternoon adventure to The Wienery.

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.

Briny Dog - kraut, pickle & spicy giardiniera sauce

Drive-In Dog - Southern special w/ coleslaw, chili & cheese

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!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. beritallar permalink*
    March 9, 2010 4:50 am

    Yum Molly!! I want a dog now!!

  2. Tracey Domke permalink
    March 10, 2010 11:20 pm

    Grant already has his dog picked out — the Hairy Brain. Can’t wait to check it out!

  3. Kdedolph permalink
    March 31, 2010 9:14 pm

    I’ll buy the next time you go. Don’t forget to invite me.

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