ABOVE: A New Englander dog and some of the best fries around, at Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield.
SUPER DUPER WEENIE: 306 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE, FAIRFIELD
It’s pretty clear my New Year’s resolution to no longer eat mediocre french fries was defenestrated months ago. But this isn’t really a problem at Super Duper Weenie, as these fries fall into the category of awesome.
Super Duper was on my way to work when I lived [briefly] in Bridgeport so I have had my fair share of Chicagoans – hot dogs slathered in spicy mustard and homemade relish. These days, I don’t get up to Black Rock Turnpike much, but I happened to be passing through one day this week and had to stop in.
A day earlier, I was high over the Midwest on a Jetblue redeye when the girl seated next to me tuned her chair-back t.v. to the Food Network’s Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, which happened to be airing a segment about Super Duper Weenie. I hadn’t said a word to her the entire flight, but suddenly blurted out,”Dude, those are some damn good hotdogs.”
She, of course, thought I was a crazy person and ignored me, but I speak the truth: those are some damn good hotdogs. So when I was nearing exit 24 on I-95, I knew I had to drop in for a hot dog.
On this visit I was persuaded by an Advocate editor to try the New Englander, despite the fact that I don’t like sauerkraut. The fermented cabbage slop I’ve always steered clear of is homemade here at Super Duper and is actually quite pleasant.
That said, next time I will return to my old standby, the Chicagoan, a dog with Super Duper’s exquisite spicy relish, an ultra-crisp pickle wedge, lettuce, tomato and onions. An absolute classic.