Wednesday, July 01, 2009

It's July and you know what that means...

Yes indeedy it's time for the 2009 Weenie Awards! Soon our wayward Weenie Wonks will be returning from their far-flung travels into the field and documenting for you, the West Virginia hot dog munching public, where the best WVHDs can be found throughout this wonderful land.


The competition is expected to be brutal this year, but there are some HDJs who are taking it seriously. For example, Swiftwater Cafe in Charleston has changed their definition of "everything" to more closely align with the accepted standard. They used to always include ketchup, but now...

...they have stricken the red stuff from their menu in hopes that we will see that they are serious about their committment. Will their efforts pay off? Will they win the Weenie Award for the best hot dog in downtown Charleston for the second year in a row? Stay tuned and find out.

6 comments:

Chris James said...

This has to be the most important conversion since St. Paul.

The Film Geek said...

Changing WV, one hot dog joint at a time.

Wabi-Sabi said...

FYI - the HDJ formerly known as Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lavalette is now Deek's Dog House. It's still similar to its Hillbilly days, but with a few changes along the way.

Along with the new Sam's Hot Dog stand, Lavalette is blessed with 2 pretty good HDJ's not far from each other (and not far from my house). Yum!

Good luck with awards season!

Big Daddy said...

For those of you in and around the north central region, check out "Day of the Dog".

http://www.wvmagic.com/includes/news_items/news_items_more.php?section_id=1&id=77

JON-BOY81 said...

I went to the hotdog festival today and i think that Stewart's sauce tasted like it was from a store bought can. Midway West Could have done a heck of a lot better I know because I use to work there. I think Johnny's Hotdogs was the BEST, I had never had one till today and it was awsome I need to know where there located I'm serious it was AMAZING!!!

Chris James said...

Johnny Dog is a cart that can be found all over Huntington. Check downtown during lunch.