Hot Dog Day Afternoon
To treat myself after donating blood, I went to the two 'old-time' hot dog shops in downtown Hanover, Pa: Famous Hot Weiner
and Texas Hot Weiner Lunch
I started out at Famous Hot Weiner
(the downtown location is the oldest of their three) and had a 'Famous Weiner' which is chili, mustard and a small mountain of onions. I can't eat raw onions so it was just chili and mustard.
They use Kunzler's Texas Weiners which are a 5/1 casing dog that is a mix of pork and beef. The split the dogs length-wise and then cross-cut them and grill them on a flat top.
The rolls come from Terranetti's Bakery in Chambersburg, Pa, and you KNOW they are good because they are baked with lard. http://www.socialgrocery.com/products/Terranettis-Italian-Bakery/Rolls-Hamburger-or-Hot-Dog
Famous Hot Weiner has been around since 1923.
The location near the Mall has a much longer counter than the downtown location and the Mall location also serves Hershey's ice cream. After the excellent 'Famous Weiner', it was off to Texas Hot Weiner Lunch,
which is no more than a two minute walk away. Texas Hot Weiner Lunch
also uses the 5/1 Kunzler Texas Weiners and the Terranetti rolls. I like the chili sauce a little more at Texas Hot Weiner Lunch,
plus the counter guy balances 4 or 5 dogs on his arm to dress them (didn't get a picture
The dogs are split, scored and grilled just like at Famous Hot Weiner
. I again declined the small mountain of onions.
They have been around since 1925, and I think this is my favorite place in Hanover.
Front of menu:
Back of menu:
If you're ever in or near Hanover, or even Gettysburg, a trip to these two gems is worth the drive.