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NY System Wieners outside of R.I.

DoggSeeker Nov 8, 2003 10:58 AM

Are there any places north of RI that offer "NY System/Coney Island System" wieners - small hot dogs with the ground beef atop?

I live in Portland ME and have a craving for them...

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    johnnym RE: DoggSeeker Nov 10, 2003 11:14 AM

    I've lived in Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and I've never seen those places anywhere other than the greater Providence area.

    Actually, I kinda hope they only exist there. I love those little things about Rhode Island that make it unique. Plus it means that whenever I go back I eat an armful of them.

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      Bob W. RE: johnnym Nov 10, 2003 02:30 PM

      When you say armful, at most authentic RI weiner joints that would unfortunately be the arm of the counterman.

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        bostonbabe RE: Bob W. Aug 7, 2007 09:00 PM

        nasty thought- but you have to block it out of your mind in order to truly enjoy one of the greatest foods to ever come out of little rhody.

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      Mark Rifkin RE: DoggSeeker Nov 14, 2003 05:48 AM

      An often overlooked aspect of the NY System Wieners are that the ends are cut off not tied up, not sure any State still allows it.

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        DodinBouffant RE: DoggSeeker Nov 14, 2003 08:07 AM

        Looks like a nice day for a roadtrip...head south!!!

        After you've had your armful of weinies and a couple of large coffee milks you can get some to take with you to have at home...the secret is to ask for them on a cold bun, you would be surprised at how well they reheat.

        Have a nice ride!!

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          bostonbabe RE: DoggSeeker Aug 7, 2007 08:58 PM

          You can order them now and make them at home - Famousfoods.com sells everything but the "weinies" and they will be offering them on their site very soon- I know- I asked them to start selling them and they said they would have them for sale within a month.

          :) Oh happy day !!

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