While my travels throughout the USA have led me to the inescapable conclusion that New Jersey and Connecticut are paradise for dog lovers, I have also come to appreciate the offerings of my beloved Virginia.
I've compiled a short list of great hot dog places here in the Commonwealth, based on my limited experience. Comments and additions are most welcome, and will be investigated promptly!
Vienna Inn, Vienna, famous for loaded dogs, patronized primarily by our friends in the intelligence services.
Roanoke Weiner Stand, Roanoke, a classic neon dog palace, friendly southwest Virginia hospitality.
Frank's Place, Buena Vista, Frank refers both to the dog and the Sinatra on the box. Friendly Massachusetts native owner brings a New England hot dog stand to a small town with spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain scenery as a backdrop (get it? Buena Vista)
Weenie Beenie, Arlington, the last of a once mighty chain.
Mr B's BBQ, Boyce, excellent dogs, locals swear the BBQ is the best in Virginia--who am I to argue?
I'm sure there are many more...