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Dec 30, 2007 01:12 PM

The Wiener Factory, today and tomorrow

Last chance to get those dogs with the cheddar cheese and spicy mustard, or the new york red onions, or the red cabbage or sauerkraut. along with some surprisingly good knishes.

Oh, and that snap, great stufff. Has anyone been? Any new words on a relocation? or extension?

Now that Rubin's Red Hots is also long gone where to go?????

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  1. We went last weekend, and it was very sad. We've been regulars for years. Drove by yesterday afternoon around 1:00 and the line was out the door and well on its way to the liquor store. The last day was scheduled to be New Year's Eve. Hopefully they can relocate.

    1. Try The Stand in Encino.

      1. I went for the first time a week ago after living not 5 minutes away for the last 20 years. A great chili dog that I wish I had found sooner. I missed so many opportunities to pay them a visit.

        It'll be so strange with it being gone. For me the Wiener Factory has always been an iconic valley staple, so to see it replaced by a Pinkberry will be heartbreaking. I say we all get together and throw hot dogs at the newly built Pinkberry. Down with the berry!

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        1. re: ReelMike84

          I like pinkberry but not enough to have it replace the Weiner sad.
          Pinkberry is now getting on my nerves. They've chosen to keep their prices the same but have reduced the amount they give and damn I hate it when they start weighing the stuff and then they count the raspberries....are you kidding me?
          They should have stuck with their original location and stopped with all the expansion.

        2. Kevin - The Short Stop market on Woodman between Moorpark and Ventura has a hot dog place that is quite good, and features Vienna Beef products including their buns. Never been disappointed there. All different kinds of dogs available, polish or regular, plus combinations of condiments strictly up to your imagination and tastebuds.
          Best of all, within walking distance for me!

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          1. re: carter

            did it just open? never heard of it mentioned before. does sound good though. oh, wait a second I hope it's not QT Chicago Dogs, which is kind of attached to a convenience market? please tell me i'm wrong.

            1. re: kevin

              You're not wrong. But I like Qt Chicago Dogs. I believe there's also one on Reseda near Parthenia and one on Victory near Tampa. Good dogs, but the Weiner Factory will be missed.

              1. re: omakase

                I tried to stop by Wiener Factory today a little before 5pm, and there was a line out the door, three deep. Most likely the factory was a madhouse inside. Interesting, that once a joint actually announces it's closing people flock to it en masse, but otherwise they just take it for granted.

              2. re: kevin

                Definitely is QT dogs. Very good product and always made to order.

            2. I was there yesterday around 2PM. I waited in line for my CCO and watched people taking pictures of everything.

              One man wondered outloud if he could buy any of the art on the walls.

              They all had bandages below one eye. :(

              I work a couple blocks down on Ventura.

              I'll really miss the guys and wish them the best.

              I'll go to QT Dog now when I want one, but it's just not the same.

              It's more than just about the dog.

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              1. re: mar52

                Yes, Wiener Factory has a certain warmness to it, and it's not necessarily the sayings and slogans on the wall. On the otherhand, QT's is way too antiseptic, boring, and sterile and doesn't really feel like a place to linger.

                Also, the sausages (other than the Sabrett's dogs) at Wiener Factory along with the knishes and potato salad and red cabbage are all made exclusively for them. The knishes are supposedly made by an old lady in the valley.