January 8, 2004
I took a small road trip today and on the way back into town I spotted this sign that said Wienerschnitzel. It was obvious that it was a fast food establishment, but I had never heard of it before, so I got really excited and made Nathan, who was driving, turn around. The one time I had true wiener schnitzel was in Germany 13 years ago and it was deelish. "German fast food!" I thought to myself. "What could it be? Breaded veal sandwiches with a side of fries?" Turns out it was a just an american hot dog chain and it turns out I got excited for nothing. They didn't even pronounce wiener with any hint of German flair (VEEnerschnitzel) at all. "Thanks for Choosing Weenerschnitzel" the female voice in the box said. How boringly American.
So I ordered a Deluxe Dog (hot dog with yellow mustard, pickles, onions and tomatoes) and a Corn Dog. The Deluxe Dog was slightly less then boring. I swear the onions didn't taste like onion at all. They just seemed to add a tasteless crunch to the tiny all-beef dog that was lukewarm and flavorless. The bun wasn't even toasted or heated. I started dreaming about the kind of snap Gray's Papaya's dogs have when you bite into them and on that crispy toasted bun, or the crazy but tasty combos at Crif Dogs. The Corn Dog made with a chicken dog was pretty good though. But how hard is it to mess up a corn dog? Nathan thinks they are better than Sonic's, the usual place we get corn dogs. I agree with him because I think Wienerschnitzel batters their corn dogs fresh. But they're not worth the drive all the way out North 183. I mean, they're not Chick-fil-A.
But what Wienerschnitzel does get right are their e-cards.
Posted by yi at January 8, 2004 7:42 PM