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.

corn dog and deluxe dog

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

...and to think I almost stopped by there the other day. I don't have as much perspective on weiner-cuisine, but I've tried Lucky Dog on Spicewood Springs. Their alleged Chicago-style hot dogs were good but pricey.

Posted by: Rod at January 9, 2004 11:10 AM

There was a Wienerschnitzel in San Angelo I went when I was a kid. Of course then it was called Der Wienerschnitzel. I loved the chili dogs. A few months ago they opened one on Braker Ln. I was excited to go back and have the chili dog of my childhood, but I was a little disappointed. It was not the same.

When I walked in I saw a banner that said Wienerschnitzel- The World's Largest Hotdog Chain. I really found that hard to believe. I have only seen 3 or them in my lifetime. Then it occurred to me how many hotdog chains can there be?

Posted by: Jeff at January 12, 2004 5:18 PM

you guys are all fuckin idiots for caring so much about something so stupid! there is probably only 5 people who will ever read this beacause no one comes to this site.

Posted by: me at February 11, 2004 9:37 PM

Huh? I just stumbled onto this site and I think it's FANTASTIC! Maybe because I'm from Singapore? Love all the great pictures and the recipes...

Posted by: Aiingel at March 27, 2004 12:01 AM

Nathan rating: 3 out of 10

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Posted by: Ray at July 22, 2004 3:15 PM

The crude JERK who commented on Feb 11th was wrong. The site is interesting for those with the intelligence to read it.

Posted by: Ken at October 25, 2004 11:38 AM

I enjoyed the recipes on this site and I will definately visit it again.

Posted by: Viki at January 19, 2005 5:04 PM

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