Any great Hot Dogs in Northern Virginia?
I'm a recent transplant from New Jersey where we had some great deep fried Hot Dogs. I can't find a decent "Dog" down here. Any suggestions.
I guess it depends on what you mean by 'dog,' On Saturday lunchtime Heidelberg Bakery in N. Arlington grills various wursts out front. The Bauernwurst is fantastic.
Are you looking for fine sausages of good old american hot dogs?
Since you used deep fried as a qualifier, I don't think there's anything like there in NOVA, but there are a couple of local favorites that come to mind.
Vienna Inn on the main drag in Vienna has great chilidogs and is kind of a dive and very old school.
There's also Weenie Beanie in South Arlington...off of Four Mile Run near Shirlington. Both have been around for a long time.
I have yet to try it, but I've heard Hard Times is decent. They have several locations over a wide area. Maybe some more versed local hounds could chime in.
While Weenie Beanie is nothing like Rutt's Hutt, etc, it is worth checking out. Get a chili dog or chili half smoke (or both : ) and also add a N.C. style chopped bbq sandwich with slaw on top and small packet of Texas Pete hot sauce thrown in.