A few of you may be reading this article and wondering what, exactly, was I doing at a hot dog stand. Did I go to this venue with children or at the pleading request of my husband? The answer to both of those questions is no. Having remembered seeing this place on the tv show, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” we decided this would be a good halfway lunch stop when we returned from a trip to Baltimore.
When we arrived at Super Duper Weenie, it was apparent that we weren’t the only people deciding to have a late lunch at this locale. Granted it is a small restaurant, but the line went into the parking lot and never diminished throughout our stay. However, even with a decent sized crowd, the staff kept orders moving.
Being about the eighth party in line, we had some time to review the menu. Although I am not a big fan of hot dogs, I have to admit that occasionally I like a chili dog. Three different hot dogs on the menu had chili topping, so that narrowed my decision immediately. Debating between the Californian and Cincinnatian, I denied my west coast roots and chose the latter. My husband, who is a hot dog fanatic and enjoys multiple toppings chose the Georgia Red Hot with chili. As their french fries were hand-cut, we had to order a basket and give them a try also.
Once our order was placed I headed into the dining area, which is a separate room that consists of two sets of picnic tables. My husband waited in the order and pick-up area. It took about 10 minutes for order to be ready, so I took that time to sneak peeks at my fellow diners’ orders, and everything appeared to be delicious. In the other room, my husband noticed that the kitchen was low on serving trays and seemed to be short-handed. While he waited, he collected discarded trays and brought them to the kitchen. For his efforts, he was rewarded with a Super Duper Weenie t-shirt. Had I known that were an option, I would have switched places!
Tray collecting done, my husband appeared with our tray of food. The Cincinnatian was a good choice for me. My hot dog was topped with Cincinnati style chili, cheddar cheese, and chopped onions. These toppings were delicious, though my hot dog could have been a pinch warmer.
My husband enjoyed his Georgia Red Hot. This was made with a spicy southern sausage topped with sauerkraut, mustard, and homemade sweet relish. With chili added per his request, he found it to be quite enjoyable. The only change he would have made would have been to order two hot dogs.
The hand-cut fries were a yummy treat. Thinly sliced and sprinkled with salt and pepper, they were crunchy and hot and were the perfect compliment to our hot dogs.
Sometimes it’s good to vary your eating, and we definitely did that on Sunday. Although a bit of a drive from our home, it will be a place we keep in mind when traveling through Connecticut. Super Duper Weenie will make a delicious stop during any road trip.