SUPER-DUPER WEENIE?????

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2009/12/18 14:56:53 (permalink)

SUPER-DUPER WEENIE?????

On a recent drip to Boston, my kids got hysterical when they saw a sign for this place while driving on I95 near Fairfield Conn. It was a joke the whole trip. Then the other day, I was surprised to see it featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners,Drive-ins and Dives" He raved about the place. Being from Jersey,I'm particular when it comes to hot dogs. Any reviews out there? Is it worth a stop next time??? The dogs looked average with lots of wild combinations of toppings? Some thoughts, please!
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    Foodosaurus
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 15:01:40 (permalink)

    SDW is mostly known for its toppings.  The reason I still go there is for the Salt and Pepper Fries. They are definitely some of the best French Fries in Connecticut.

    Here is the Roadfood review.  http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/357/super-duper-weenie
    post edited by Foodosaurus - 2009/12/18 15:03:03
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    leethebard
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 15:09:01 (permalink)
    Thanks Foodosaurus..the review seems to backup an average dog.The Dixie dog looks interesting...love slaw over chili...I'd add raw onions and mustard...the New Englander would be my choice to try....thefries do look great...thanks for the help!!
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 15:15:26 (permalink)
    They have a number of regional dogs ... all authentic ... you should have stopped.


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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 16:34:45 (permalink)
    IMO, SDW is nothing to laugh about  The food and atmosphere are great!
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 17:24:36 (permalink)
    One has not tasted a hotdog till one has eaten a split and grilled dog from Connecticut.
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 22:10:23 (permalink)
    I've been to SDW a number of times. But it was before they switched brands. They always used a beef/pork blend from Miller's Provisions. Very good dog; above average. Then Miller's went out of business and now they're using Hummel's. Still a good dog, but I preferred Miller's. Still way better than average. I'm not a toppings guy, but the toppings at SDW are homemade and very good. The New Englander is an excellent dog.

    I remember Mr. Hoffman talking about Rosseler's hot dogs. They are also no longer made. I was able to sample these once at Rawley's. A beef/pork blend that was deep fried. Very good, but I think I would have preferred these split and griddled like they used to be at Jimmie's of Savin Rock. A place that I have never been to, but I can imagine how they used to be based on the descriptions given.
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 22:24:52 (permalink)
    Ah, Roessler's dogs were wonderful. I think that Hummel Brothers hot dogs come fairly close-- although I could never stand Claire Hummel when I sat behind her in third grade at Church Street School in Hamden, Connecticut.

    But split and grilled was always the way to go with them -- Hummel's, too.
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 22:51:16 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I could never stand Claire Hummel when I sat behind her in third grade at Church Street School in Hamden, Connecticut.



    I believe I've read this before....
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/18 23:46:52 (permalink)
    That's possible.
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/28 18:27:48 (permalink)
    Split dogs are great on the grill!  The meat, sugars, juices all caramelize together to create a great tasting crust!
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    Re:SUPER-DUPER WEENIE????? 2009/12/28 20:37:40 (permalink)
    Super Duper Weenie is not even close to being average.  All of their toppings are home-made and very tasty.  They hand-cut their french fries.  Plus the co-owner Gary is a hoot.  When he first went from selling his wares from a truck to this store-front, he didn't want to sell diet soda.  He figured that he wasn't selling health food and who was anyone kidding if they ordered a diet drink.  But he was convinced to sell diet soda because many people have to watch their sugar due to diabetes.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending this place.
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