Rhode Island New York System

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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.”

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Wein-O-Rama

Wein-O-Rama is a full-menu, breakfast-and-lunch diner specializing in hot weiners, the unique Rhode Island way with franks. Correct beverage: coffee milk.

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Olneyville N.Y. System

Serving Rhode Island's distinctive little hot dog since 1930, Olneyville offers wiener-up-the-arm service. To drink: the locals' favorite, coffee milk.

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Original New York System

Original New York System of Providence serves the classic Rhode Island weenie topped with meat sauce, mustard, chopped raw onions, and celery salt.