Being that my hubby and I both appreciate fine food, we had to make the trip to Connecticut to visit Super Duper Weenie after it was featured on Guy Fieri's Food Network Show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Before you scoff, consider that owner and chef Gary Zemora is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America! But rather than work at some fancy-schmancy place, he created delicious toppings and divine dogs.
There was a line outside.
Hubby had a dog with bacon and grilled onions.
I had two veggie burgers. They make them with lettuce, tomato, onions, and their famous homemade hot relish.
I actually wanted sweet relish on mine too, but Gary talked me out of it, saying it wouldn't make sense to have both hot and sweet. He suggested sweet on one, hot on the other. I assented. After all, he's the chef-jockey and knows what he's talking about.
And yes, Gary - the guy on TV - was right behind the grill serving up the dogs, and chatted with us. How cool is that?
A friend of my hubby's was in the area and was kind enough to meet us there. She ordered the above Chicagoan dog.
This is Gary (facing us in the bandana). We sat at the corner and ate, right in front of him. When we told us we came up from two states away because we saw the place on TV, he lamented that we hadn't ordered fries, then gave us a free order of fries because we were "virgins."
For dinner tonight, we just had salads and bread to be a little healthier.
All and all, a fun day.