Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Princeton HDJ Review - Burger Boy Dairy Bar

I wouldn't expect to find hot dogs in a place called "Burger Boy" but in West Virginia any place that calls itself a dairy bar is definitely going to have hot dogs on the menu. So I was pretty confident when I strode in to the Burger Boy that I was going to get a hot dog, but I did not know anything beyond that. I mean, this is Princeton, in Mercer County - barely West Virginia at all. What strange toppings would this hinter land hot dog joint offer as standard equipment? That question was quickly answered, albeit somewhat misguidedly: "Chili, slaw, mustard, KETCHUP and onions. Close, but no cigar.

I ordered one without ketchup and hoped for the best. It wasn't the best, but it wasn't at all bad.

Served in a coffin, my hot dog's bun was nicely steamed and had good heft to it. It was loaded down with toppings (thus the heft) and the toppings were pretty good. The chili had an odd texture (a little like Dairy Queen Coney Sauce) but had a nice, but tame, spiciness quotient. The slaw was about as chunky as it comes, but the chunks were tender and bound together by a tasty and sweet dressing. The weenie did nothing to hurt the quality. The onions were fairly potent, which is a downer for some, but given the tame chili they gave the dog a much needed kick.
Overall the Burger Boy's hot dog was better than average, but not quite excellent. But being on the southern frontier and representing our state's hot dog culture so well they deserve a little extra consideration. Therefore I will give the Burger Boy a solid Four Weenie rating.


The Film Geek said...

I can never--never--understand the combination of slaw and ketchup. It makes me ill to even think of it.

Mike said...

The old Dairy Queen in Princeton used to have fantastic hot dogs. Don't even know if the place is even open anymore.