|Louieâ€™s, Wheeling, WV||October 25th, 2007|
|Filed under: General — paul @ 1:09 pm|
1 x chili dog, $1.50
Bound for St. Louis, we found ourselves headed through the pan-handle of West Virginia right as our stomachs began to grumble. Not having any idea where to stop, we called up the expert: Stanton of the West Virginia Hot Dog Blog. He had brought us out for some great dogs in Charleston over the summer and luckily I still have his phone number hanging around for just such an emergency. He directed us to Louie’s, though he warned that pan-handle dogs are a little different from the WV dogs that he whet our appetite with back in July. His vast knowledge didnâ€™t fail either, for instead of being met by the glory of the chili-slaw dog, we were instead subjected to the lazy-manâ€™s chili dog. Iâ€™m sort of inventing terms here, but what I mean to describe is a chili dog that simply fails to deliver on all the excitement of a chili dog. Specific failings at Louieâ€™s include:
1) That crappy, watery chili thatâ€™s really just ground beed with a little bit of seasoning.
2) No cheese â€“ sire, I understand that weâ€™re privy to local custom and maybe cheese isnâ€™t the thing here in Wheeling, but if youâ€™re going to top your dog with a subpar chili, you could at least supplement with some cheese.
3) Rollers! Bad form! I am just not-at-all into hot dog that are cooked on rollers. Itâ€™s a pet peeve, I guess.
So I canâ€™t really give much of an endorsement to Louieâ€™s other than the fact that itâ€™s probably one of only a half dozen places to eat in Wheeling if youâ€™re hungry.