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Rhode Island New York System

New York system hot dogs are unique to Rhode Island: little weenies in little buns dressed with ultrafine-grind chili sauce, mustard and onions, plus a sprinkle of celery salt. Cooks make them systematically by lining up all the dogs in buns and dressing them assembly line style. The line-up may be along a prep area, but the way an old-time counter man does it is to array about a dozen of the dogs from wrist to shoulder, adding chili, mustard and onions to each with lightning speed. Hence the common local description of New York System dining: "wieners up the arm."

Olneyville N.Y. System
Original New York System
Wein-O-Rama - Cranston , RI
Wein-O-Rama is a full-menu, breakfast-and-lunch diner specializing in hot weiners, the unique Rhode Island way with franks. Small tube steaks are bedded in soft buns and topped with meat sauce, mustard, chopped raw onions, and a sprinkle of celery salt.
Olneyville N.Y. System - Providence , RI
A source of Rhode Island's distinctive little weenies since 1930, Olneyville still offers wiener-up-the-arm service; and the beverage of choice is the locals' favorite, coffee milk.
Original New York System - Providence , RI
Original New York System dates back to 1927 and serves the classic Rhode Island weenie. From bun up, the package includes a little grilled tube steak with squared-off ends, meat sauce, mustard, chopped raw onions, and celery salt. Locals known them as gaggers, or as it is properly pronounced, gaggahs.

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