Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hillbilly Hotdogs (from Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives)

So I do have some fun recipes to share from the Labor Day weekend, but until I get around to getting everything together, I wanted to share a fun place that my family visited last year during the Labor Day weekend.

Last year, my parents and I went to visit my Grandparents (my Mom's parents) in W.Va. over the Labor Day holiday. Every year, since about 1999, we have passed this place called Hillbilly Hotdogs on Rt. 2 in W.Va. We always thought the place was kind of crazy, and every year when we drove by, joked about how we would never eat at that place, and was this place still in business??

Abby and I in front of the Hillbilly Hotdogs sign

One day while flippin through the channels I came across the show Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, and what did I see, Hillbilly Hotdogs! I was so amazed that this place was so popular! There were people from FL and CA that had stopped by to visit, all because of the show!

Dad ordering us some hot dogs

Well of course my Dad and I decided we just had to stop on the way to visit the Grandparents. I don't think my Mom was all too excited, but she was a good sport. We each had a hot dog, and they were only about $1.59 each (a pretty good bargin for a place so famous!).

Their indoor dining is in the school bus (this cracked me up!)

They are very well known for their Homewrecker which is a huge hotdog that sells for $14.99. If you can eat the whole thing you get it for free.

Here's Guy on the show enjoying the Homewrecker.

Ok, I'll admit the hotdogs were pretty good, and they were a bargin at only $1.59 each! Not sure if we will make this a regular stop, but it was fun to see what that place was all about. And now we can say we have been to a dive featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives!

I have been to a few Food Network restaurants and will have to feature them on here at some point in time. I have visited Paula Deen's The Lady & Son's in Savannah, GA and The Neely's BBQ restaurant in Nashville, TN.

Any Food Network restaurants you have visited or would like to visit?

1 comment:

  1. How fun to try a place from the show! I haven't had a chance to do that yet, but definitely would if I ever have the chance.