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May 28, 2009 04:42 PM

Weenie Shack, Woodland Hills

Stopped by the Weenie Shack on a recent CH rec.
They offer and promote Vienna Beef products (posters, umbrella's, signage). Looking at the menu they offer a Classic Skinless weenie for $3.25. The Natural Casing is $3.75. Chili on the chili dog ($4.75) was good and meaty. I was disappointed with the Vienna Beef Hot Polish sausage ($3.25), which I assumed was going to be a natural casing sausage, but it was a skinless Polish sausage with some heat similar to the Hebrew National Polish sausage you'd get at Costco. Add $2 to any dog and get a bag of chips and a fountain drink.
Today was their 4th day in business. Owners from what I gather are 2 brothers and a sister.

Weenie Shack
21014 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills

Canoga Park must be a hot bed for hot dogs. On Canoga Avenue I noticed The Stand, Flooky's and at Costco Canoga Park they're still serving Hebrew National hot dogs. In the refrigerated case you can buy the new Kirkland franks they will be serving at all Costco's eventually.

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  1. anyone know the weenie shacks hours? maybe i'll give it a try, how was it compared to Fab's which is now my benchmark for Coney chili dogs all the way (of course, considering that my favorite dog parlor is now out of business).

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    1. re: kevin

      The weekday I went they were just opening at 11:00am.
      They definitely have the quality with the Vienna products, the chili seemed to be OK. Give it a try.

      On some other hot dog post it was mentioned Diners Drive Ins & Dives just did a segment at Fabs that will air in August?

    2. Just got back from a run to this place (I live in WH so I got dogs for the wife and dog). The chili is excellent but enjoys a hit of tobasco. The natrual casing (their "most popular") did not offend me but the snap was not as good as Sabrett or Boar's Head natural casing knockwurst. They microwave the buns, which makes a pretty good seeded bun a tad flabby. It is run by a sister/brother team (she runs the front and he makes the dogs). I hope they survive, they offer quality meat, a vast selection of toppings and a fair price. All they need now is a tap.

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      1. re: TomSwift

        is this place still around?

        also what was the name of that place in westlake village, maybe a cart of some sort called Smiley's??? that served up Sabrett's? anyone know if it's still there?


      2. Fab's Hot Dogs is the best in the valley by far! Their LA Street Dog may be the best dog I have ever had. They have famous dogs from all over the country. The "Ripper" is pretty ridiculous as well. The hot dogs are way way better then the burgers. The only problem is figuring out which 2 dogs to get when you are there as there are so many great choices. If you love dogs this is a MUST!!!

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          1. I love Flooky's from when I used to work in Warner Center. Does anyone know if they still have red soda?
            <edit> - the OLD Flooky's is on Victory and Variel. This is the one I have been to - not the NEW one listed below. Thx.

            7921 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91304

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            1. re: WildSwede

              i was there last month and they had the red soda.

                1. re: WildSwede

                  By red soda, do you mean Big Red soda? They are sold at Mexican markets all over LA.

                  1. re: reality check

                    I don't remember what it was called. I am thinking something like a red cream soda, maybe. I will check it out to see if it is the same. Thanks, reality check!

                    1. re: WildSwede

                      i was referring to the red cream one you are talking about. it's Barq's, i think.

                      1. re: Jelly71

                        Great, thank you for clarifying it! ;-)