Eating a long, linked chain of encased meats is like living life, except that when the protein rope ends, there is no grieving process to properly soothe the sorrows. Meet a meaty circle of life with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of specialty wieners, drinks, and sides at Señor Wiener on West 41st Street.
You can lead a hungry horse to Señor Wiener's menu, but you can't force it to decide between hot-dog pilings that are as creative as they are incomprehensible to illiterate ponies. Take Señor Wiener's signature No-Bull Dog out for a healthy caulk of chili, sautéed green peppers and onions, jalapeños, banana peppers, pickled peppers, and hot sauce on a white or wheat hoagie bun ($5.75), or simplify the savory flavor with a lone grilled hot dog amid a red and yellow zigzag of ketchup and mustard ($2.50).
Building your own teddy bear leads to a cuddly, cute experience, but you could be building your own meal at Señor Wiener. Chefs throw your meat of choice down on a hoagie ($2.50 to start), smother it furiously with any of more than 30 fixins ($.50 per topping), pair it with a side such as waffle fries or coleslaw ($1.50 each), and then pass off the freshly birthed creation to your open arms, much like a newborn baby, to hold, cherish, and lovingly nibble. Groupon grabbers can dine in or take out hoagie-held encased meats any day of the week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Though the line was long on Señor Wiener's first day open, the Sioux Falls Rural Lifestyle Examiner ate up the dogs:
- Our hot dogs were very tasty. The real "wiener" was the signature sauce, which seemed to be a blend of mayo, mustard, lots of pepper, garlic, and onion. Our toppings were very fresh and the bun the hot dog was served on was simply fantastic. It tasted like a fresh sourdough kaiser roll and had a great combination of being tender, chewy, and able to stand up to loads of stuff. – Sara Olson-Liebert
Facebook fans give it mostly four stars: