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The WF turkey dogs or even the now also defunct Wien Truck turkey dogs, anywhere to still get those ?????

kevin Jan 14, 2014 01:05 PM


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    linus RE: kevin Jan 14, 2014 02:17 PM

    kevin, i encourage you to try the turkey dog at larry's in burbank.
    it has a decent snap to it.

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      kevin RE: linus Jan 14, 2014 02:27 PM

      will do, I have just the beef chili cheese dogs in the past.

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        linus RE: kevin Jan 14, 2014 05:53 PM

        thinking the thoughts of a lunatic or dope fiend, i once thought i'd be "healthier" by eating a turkey dog w/chili.
        it tasted very good.

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          kevin RE: linus Jan 14, 2014 09:00 PM

          Is that sort of like when I go to Fatburger and order a veggie burger topped w chili, cheese, and guacamole ?????

    2. SIMIHOUND RE: kevin Jan 14, 2014 05:04 PM

      How about Fab Hot Dog in Reseda? I thought they had the same dogs? haven't been by in over six months.

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        kevin RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 14, 2014 08:59 PM

        Nope. Definitely not the same as Wf. The only ones that actually were the same was the Wien truck, which is now defunct too.

      2. Gypsy Jan RE: kevin Jan 15, 2014 05:37 PM

        Every time I read this headline, I just see WTF. As far as i am concerned, it apples completely to turdy dogs.

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          kevin RE: Gypsy Jan Jan 15, 2014 10:42 PM

          WF = The Wiener Factory.

          My bad.

        2. annagranfors RE: kevin Jan 16, 2014 12:07 AM

          Ya know, someone needs to put together a Kickstarter to get Wiener Factory open again. *I'd* kick in. Never found a better chili cheese dog, and they were so sweet, they started putting an extra dog in mine for free.

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            SIMIHOUND RE: annagranfors Jan 16, 2014 06:59 AM

            Sad as it is, It won't happen. Nobody got inside information except possibly the folks from Fab who were friends with Kevin from WF. (Joe from FAB told me Kevin gave him the name of his suppliers after he closed down.) Joe could never give out any information because of the possible competition. Kevin talked about reopening but as we know, it never happened. He had other things to keep him going. What is interesting is that at least in the beginning of FAB opening up they seemed to have the same dogs and polish dogs as WF. Now people think the dogs are different so maybe Joe adjusted the recipe.

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              Burger Boy RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 16, 2014 09:34 AM

              Check Schreiner's in Montrose. they have Polish dogs and Turkey Franks. Papa Cantella makes the turkey dogs for Tommy's.

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                kevin RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 16, 2014 09:45 AM

                Nah, none of them are at all like the Wiener Factory.

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                  Burger Boy RE: kevin Jan 16, 2014 07:29 PM

                  There are only 3 maybe 4 places that smoke sausages and dogs locally. Are you sure the Polish are not from Schreiners? Have you had the turkey dogs from Schreiners?

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                    happybaker RE: Burger Boy Jan 16, 2014 08:22 PM

                    Burger Boy has a point. Schreiners makes sausages for many LA places that feature them as their "own." And their chicken breakfast sausages at Dish? SO good!

            2. orythedog RE: kevin Jan 16, 2014 11:17 AM

              Fabs has the exact spicy polish that WF used to have. That might be a starting point for exploration...

              1. annagranfors RE: kevin Mar 14, 2014 07:16 PM

                Never believed in karma, until today...the Wiener Factory, you'll remember, was kicked out by the property owner, who leased it to Pinkberry (like we needed another). I can't remember if they ever even opened there–I didn't have the stomach to drive by.

                But I just saw a news item today–Google "Pinkberry yogurt chain co-founder gets seven-year prison sentence for beating homeless man". That's all I'm saying. (The homeless man, although badly injured, survived.) Karma's real, and it's a *bitch*.

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                  ns1 RE: annagranfors Mar 14, 2014 07:22 PM

                  404 karma not found.

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                    annagranfors RE: ns1 Mar 14, 2014 07:26 PM

                    Try Google News. It's there. Although the quote I used in the comment pretty much tells the tale.

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                      ns1 RE: annagranfors Mar 14, 2014 07:28 PM

                      no, i got the news, just can't find the karma in that OR how it relates to WF at all.

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                        annagranfors RE: ns1 Mar 14, 2014 09:39 PM

                        1) I was going to amend my response by saying that the property owner who kicked WF out to bring Pinkberry (then ubiquitous and the very definition of overrated) in is actually the one who still owes the karmic debt.

                        2) I loved WF and loathed (betcha couldn't tell) Pinkberry, so I was kind of comically stretching the point. Although there's nothing comical about a homeless man being beaten by a billionaire's tire iron.

                        3) To expand on both points, WF was greatly loved by its patrons, and shouldn't have been done dirt by the property owner in favor of the latest in a long series of Flavors Of The Month, which seems to have lost much of *its* patronage. Call me old-fashioned, but WF was almost worthy of landmark status, and the city should have stepped in to prevent a historic little restaurant (remember the cartoon wall?) from being demolished, especially when Pinkberry could've taken over one of a thousand nearby locations that nobody cared about.

                        Los Angeles (and its surrounding areas) doesn't much seem to care about its history...witness all of the googie-style restaurants torn down to make way for AutoZone stores.

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                          kevin RE: annagranfors Mar 14, 2014 11:29 PM

                          I thought this was a post about the prodigal return of the Weiner Factory.

                          And now I'm thoroughly depressed.

                          Oh well......

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                            annagranfors RE: kevin Mar 18, 2014 11:34 PM

                            Sorry, kevin...I tend to get passionate about things like this...we all loved WF, a true chowhound's kind of place, and I suppose I'll always be bitter that it's gone. (As with so many other places that should still be around.)

                            But my apologies for making you depressed.

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                  Burger Boy RE: kevin Mar 16, 2014 05:31 PM

                  Kevin, there are only a few places that smoke/make their own dogs. Call Schreiner's in Glendale, I know they have turkey dogs. I think the German place on San Fernando Rd in Burbank has turkey dogs, and check with Jim at Huntington meats, he is a wealth of info, maybe he might know who used to make those for TWF.

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