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Super Duper Weenie

306 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT - (203) 334-DOGS
Posted By Buzz Bukvic on 11/16/2007 11:19:00 PM
As good as a hot dog can get! I visit my hometown (Fairfield) every summer and I've made it a point to come to Super Duper Weenie, starting seven years or so ago, when the place was still on wheels. Although the prices are a little high for hot dogs, who can blame Gary Zemora since the place is always packed. (The other way to look at this is that this is as cheap a 5-star gourmet meal as one can get!)

Any of the hot dog combos (New Englander, Chicagoan, etc.) are excellent, with various excellent homemade relishes (although personally I prefer less relish and usually eat most of it off the dog first), but the hot dog itself is king - meaty, plump, firm (not mushy, like most dogs), perfectly grilled (and split). I especially recommend the Georgia Red Hot, which has a nice spicy sizzle to it, virtually unknown this side of Hungary with its hot paprika debreciner dogs. The fries are quite good and worth trying but I prefer to hold the fries and have an extra dog instead! I only wish Gary would open a franchise in Huntsville, AL to curb my withdrawal pains.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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What a Pair! Two New Englanders, topped with sauerkraut, bacon, mustard, sweet relish, and raw onion. The bacon is buried underneath the dogs, and the mustard is eclipsed by the sauerkraut and sweet relish.
"What a Pair! Two New Englanders, topped with sauerkraut, bacon, mustard, sweet relish, and raw onion. The bacon is buried underneath the dogs, and the mustard is eclipsed by the sauerkraut and sweet relish."
Michael Stern





There is nothing fancy or outrageous about it, but this just might be the Platonic hamburger, i.e. ground beef perfection. It is a 6.5 ounce mound of ground chuck and sirloin that is wildly juicy and, with Chef Gary's wicked-good salt-n-peppered crust, insanely flavorful.
"There is nothing fancy or outrageous about it, but this just might be the Platonic hamburger, i.e. ground beef perfection. It is a 6.5 ounce mound of ground chuck and sirloin that is wildly juicy and, with Chef Gary's wicked-good salt-n-peppered crust, insanely flavorful."
Michael Stern


Three sizes of French fries are available. This is a 'small' boat. Fries are an essential part of the Super Duper Weenie dining experience.
"Three sizes of French fries are available. This is a 'small' boat. Fries are an essential part of the Super Duper Weenie dining experience."
Michael Stern


This is a single order of onion rings ($2.50). It's not a huge quantity, but each one is a multi-bite item to savor.
"This is a single order of onion rings ($2.50). It's not a huge quantity, but each one is a multi-bite item to savor."
Michael Stern


Locally-made Miller's-brand franks are split and grilled, ready to be bunned.
"Locally-made Miller's-brand franks are split and grilled, ready to be bunned."
Michael Stern


Super Duper Weenie recently added the capabability to make milk shakes. This chocolate shake is thick enough to support a straw. Strawberry shakes are made directly from pureed strawberries.
"Super Duper Weenie recently added the capabability to make milk shakes. This chocolate shake is thick enough to support a straw. Strawberry shakes are made directly from pureed strawberries."
Michael Stern


Traditionalists miss the mobile truck that was Super Duper Weenie (and is now SDW's catering operation, but this firmly-planted restaurant has all the charm and sass of the eatery-on-wheels ... and the same fantastic food.
"Traditionalists miss the mobile truck that was Super Duper Weenie (and is now SDW's catering operation, but this firmly-planted restaurant has all the charm and sass of the eatery-on-wheels ... and the same fantastic food. "
Michael Stern


A close view of the Chicagoan shows how the split dog is laid upon tomato slices and is, in turn, topped with condiments.
"A close view of the Chicagoan shows how the split dog is laid upon tomato slices and is, in turn, topped with condiments."
Michael Stern


One of the great things to eat other than a hot dog: the Mighty-Ity. Short for 'Mighty Italian,' it is sweet or hot sausage with grilled peppers and onions and cheese on a Portuguese roll.
"One of the great things to eat other than a hot dog: the Mighty-Ity. Short for 'Mighty Italian,' it is sweet or hot sausage with grilled peppers and onions and cheese on a Portuguese roll."
Michael Stern


Chef Gary was lamenting to us that local ordinances have virtually eliminated neon signs from the Fairfield landscape. His sign is legal because it is behind the window rather than in front of it.
"Chef Gary was lamenting to us that local ordinances have virtually eliminated neon signs from the Fairfield landscape. His sign is legal because it is behind the window rather than in front of it."
Michael Stern



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