I am an American and I Eat Hot Dogs

Skeenie’s Hot Dogs, Charleston, WV
 
Filed under: General — paul @ 2:17 pm

2 x with everything, $1.32 each

The second and, unfortunately, final stop on the WV Dog tour takes us too Skeenie’s which has been slapping dogs together for over 50 years. It’s a great looking roadside shack, that is adjacent to a small house which we later discover is occupied by the owner. Diners are welcome to eat at the most misshapen picnic tables on the planet because there’s no indoor seating.

I ordered two dogs so I could get charged up for our show tonight. The chili here had quite a bit more kick than the chili over at Romeo’s. The slaw helped mellow it a bit, and brought everything to a nice, tolerable heat level. My general impression was that Romeo’s came out on top. They had a great Yin/Yang/Chili/Slaw thing happening and Skeenie’s just couldn’t compete on that level. However, this place is still top notch, especially if you get a chance to talk with the 80-year old owner. She told us she’s been eating a hot dog a day for 50 years!!!! Four heart attacks later and she’s still going strong! If that isn’t a solid endorsement, I don’t know what is.

2 Comments »

  1. Next time you come through West Virginia you need to add an extra day to get to some of our other Five-Weenie Award Winning hot dog joints. We didn’t have time to go to Chris’!

    Comment by Stanton — 9/21/2007 @ 10:19 pm

  2. LOOKING AROUND THE NET FOR WVHDS I HAVE NOT FOUND THE RECIPE
    THAT CAME FROM MY GRAND PARENTS( MAMA AND PAPA ) WE STILL MAKE OUR SAUCE THE SAME AND THE SLAW ALSO. I HAVE TURNED MANY PEOPLE ON TO WEST VIRGINIA HOT DOGS THEY ALL WANT THE RECIPE . NO WAY JUST LIKE BUSHES BAKE BEANS. THIS RECIPE OF OURS COME FROM CABIN CREEK OR DRY BRANCH WVA.

    THANKS MAMA AND PAPA

    Comment by ROY CARVER — 10/5/2007 @ 10:37 am

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