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 Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy!

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hungrycharlie

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Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 2:54 AM (permalink)
We drove through the Paradise Green area this evening and saw that the new branch of SDW is now open.
We immediately cancelled our weekend cook-out plans and told all our guests to meet at the new SDW instead. We will host a tailgate party for them in the municipal parking lot nearby at the bandstand. There are other fine establishments in the two-block stretch: a Donut Inn, a Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Parlor, Paradise Pizza, Hong Kong Cafe for Chinese, a 7-11, a bakery, a liquor store, and an unpretentious bar. Also a Brooks Drug Store for all your digestive needs. What more do we need for a party?
hc

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    BPTHC

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    RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 8:53 AM (permalink)
    Ate lunch there on Wednesday. Just as good as the original.
    The New Yorker is by far my favorite dog.....Hey HC...do you mind if I crash your party??
     
    #2
      Edwaste

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      RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 10:40 AM (permalink)
      I can't wait for the Monroe branch to open...5 minutes from where I work
       
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        TJ Jackson

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        RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 10:52 AM (permalink)
        *grumble*

        so when will they open one in Cincinnati, ohio?
         
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          BarbaraCt

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          RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 12:02 PM (permalink)
          Where in Monroe will the SDW be? ...and When?
           
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            RoyHarv

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            RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 12:25 PM (permalink)
            Can you PLEASE give me a better idea of WHERE this is???? The only part of Stratford I know at all is south of I-95, down toward the airport. Never heard of Paradise Green.

            Thanks!
             
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              Edwaste

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                flattop5

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                RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 1:13 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by BarbaraCt

                Where in Monroe will the SDW be? ...and When?


                This[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1507']recent thread[/url] has it all....along with the street address of the new Stratford location (3696 Main St).
                 
                #8
                  hungrycharlie

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                  RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 3:27 PM (permalink)
                  quote:


                  The map is close, but several blocks too far north. [|)] The new SDW is on Main Street between Wilcoxson and Windsor in a row of shops bracketed by Donut Inn on the Wilcoxson corner and Windsor Package on the other.
                  hc
                   
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                    RoyHarv

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                    RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 07/2/04 3:42 PM (permalink)
                    Thanks for nailing the location everyone!
                     
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                      long dog

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                      RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sat, 07/17/04 12:03 AM (permalink)
                      Barbara -

                      SDW Monroe is taking over the Vazzy's location at the jct of 59 & 25.

                      Gary will be running this location.
                       
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                        hungrycharlie

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                        RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sat, 07/17/04 2:16 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by long dog

                        Barbara -

                        SDW Monroe is taking over the Vazzy's location at the jct of 59 & 25.

                        Gary will be running this location.


                        This will put them right across the street from Dr. Mike's Ice Cream, Monroe division, and very near to Country Pizza, which has somehow been overlooked by RF reviewers. I recommend it highly. We like it so much that we gladly drive up from central Stratford and back for take-out pies. Roadfood heaven abuildin'.
                        Vazzy's still has a restaurant in a strip mall just south of the intersection.
                        hungry charlie
                         
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                          BarbaraCt

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                          RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sat, 07/17/04 4:43 PM (permalink)
                          Thanks, long dog. I get my hair cut across from the new Vazzy's. Every six weeks(at least) I will get a SDW, now. I am looking forward to the Stratford one, too. My husband has tried it and liked it.
                           
                          #13
                            long dog

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                            RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sat, 07/17/04 11:44 PM (permalink)
                            With Mr. Mac's a mile and a half up the road towards Newtown, it's a perfect "two-fer" for the Route 25 crowd.
                             
                            #14
                              foodguy

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                              RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sun, 07/18/04 12:17 AM (permalink)
                              Bills down the steet is no slouch either.

                              Trying the Stratford location is on my to do list in the upcoming weeks.
                               
                              #15
                                long dog

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                                RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sun, 07/18/04 10:22 AM (permalink)
                                My son and I did the Mr. Mac's/Bill's Drive-In "2-fer" dog run a couple of weeks ago; and if we had to choose, we'd both pick Mac's - without a doubt.
                                 
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                                  flattop5

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                                  RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sun, 07/18/04 11:39 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by long dog

                                  My son and I did the Mr. Mac's/Bill's Drive-In "2-fer" dog run a couple of weeks ago; and if we had to choose, we'd both pick Mac's - without a doubt.


                                  Agreed.
                                   
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                                    RoyHarv

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                                    RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sun, 07/18/04 5:01 PM (permalink)
                                    Finally got there this afternoon, had my usual - 2 california dogs and a large fries - with a bottle of birch beer on top.

                                    I was only aware of one difference between the Stratford SDW and the original. At 2:00 on a Sunday afternoon there was no wait at all.

                                    8-)
                                     
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                                      RoyHarv

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                                      RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Tue, 01/25/05 7:12 AM (permalink)
                                      Stopped by the Stratford Super Duper Weenie the other day. It is gone. Instead there is something called Bun n' Burger, or some such name, with signs that also mention chicken and fish, if memory serves.

                                      Sigh.
                                       
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                                        underdog

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                                        RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Thu, 02/10/05 5:57 PM (permalink)
                                        Not a fan! I just don't like Millers hot dogs...and they aren't even Millers anymore. They're an imitation because Millers Provisionsclosed their business. Not a bad place but there's much better...
                                         
                                        #20
                                          hungrycharlie

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                                          RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Fri, 02/11/05 3:42 PM (permalink)
                                          Millers only closed their retail store as far as I know. When this happened, Millers said that they would still be making their wursts for restaurants and other retailers. The way people shopped for food had changed so much that it was no longer possible for their small retail operation to survive.
                                          hc
                                           
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                                            MikeS.

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                                            RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sat, 02/12/05 3:41 AM (permalink)
                                            So what state is this in?
                                             
                                            #22
                                              signman

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                                              RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sat, 02/12/05 10:02 AM (permalink)
                                              Mike, First I'm assuming that this thread came back to life because SDW serves Millers brand hot dogs. If this location is closed, I don't even know why it would still be talked about.

                                              The original is in Fairfield, CT, just off I-95. I'm pretty sure it is reviewed on the Connecticut page of roadfooderies, and there are other threads you can check back to with much more detail about SDW.
                                               
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                                                John Fox

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                                                RE: Stratford SuperDuperWeenie is now OPEN!!! Yayyy! Sun, 02/13/05 10:59 AM (permalink)
                                                Awhile back Miller's closed their retail store as mentioned by hungrycharlie. They were still making wursts for restaurants including Super Duper Weenie. In late October some of us went on a Conn. hot dog tour. We ended up at the Super Duper Weenie in Stratford. This was shortly before they closed. If I'm not mistaken, they opened a new one in Monroe. And they still have the original in Fairfield. But while we were at the Stratford location, we were told that Miller's closed down for good. Gary Zemola, owner of SDW, begged someone at Miller's for the hot dog recipe, and had them made elsewhere. According to the employees at the Stratford SDW, the recipe was not the exact same. Some or all of the sugar content was left out. As I recall, the dogs were similar in flavor to what I had in the past at Fairfield, but much drier, and not as good. Long dog knows the story in more detail.
                                                 
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