Adventures in Hot Dogs

I’m back! We just returned from a weekend with family in Connecticut, which means mani-pedi’s with my mom, morning runs on the beach  and catching up with old friends.

But this post isn’t about my trip (more about that later)… it’s about the best hot dog I’ve ever had.

I’ve been seriously craving hot dogs lately, (no really, all the time, all I want are hot dogs?!) unfortunately, the DC area doesn’t offer much other than your typical run of the mill hot dog stand outside Union Station.

But in Connecticut they have Super Duper Weenie.

Super Duper Weenie initially started as a food truck but did so well that they had to expand into a permanent location. Their dogs are so good that Guy Fieri  featured them on his hit show “Diners, Drive ins and Dives.”

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My Grandpa had the “Chicagoan” that’s topped with crazy green lettuce, tomato, mustard, celery salt, hot relish and a pickle (classic Chicago style).  We also had the “Dixie Dog” and the “New Englander.” 

Menu photo from

Who has your favorite hot dogs? Does anyone have any suggestions as to where this New England girl can find a good hot dog in DC? I can’t seem to shake this craving!

7 Responses to “Adventures in Hot Dogs”

  1. Jenny Eisen posted on June 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm (#)

    You should try weenie beanie in Shirlington. It’s a free standing hot dog and chilli place right off South 4 mile. Maybe 5 minutes from our house. I haven’t tried it but I’ve heard its pretty good.

  2. Michelle O posted on June 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm (#)

    Yes! I will google them right now!

  3. Bud and Leo posted on June 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm (#)

    Sounds like your trip was amazing! And I’ve never seen a pickle in a hotdog like that!

  4. posted on June 14, 2011 at 4:01 am (#)

    Wow, all those dogs…yummo!

  5. Lori Lynn posted on June 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm (#)

    Great post! Being from Chicago, we are hot dog connoisseurs!
    Here’s my pick:

  6. Michelle O posted on June 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm (#)

    Lori you are making me so jealous!!! I want that dog!

  7. Wellfleetgal posted on July 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm (#)

    Next time in Ct, go to Texas Hot Weiners on South street in Danbury.
    None better- they are totally unique!

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