Lyn and I had a few days off this week and decided to try out one of Food Network's Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives. You know the show with Guy Fieri? It is a interesting little show. The type of program that reminds you of a massive car wreck on the highway. You can't help but stop and watch it to see what is happening.
The "Dive" that we decided to try was Hillbilly Hot Dogs. Located about three hours from Cincinnati, it is located in downtown Huntington, West Virgina. Since Huntington is not a huge metropolis, the restaurant was very easy to find on Third Street.
The atmosphere - befitting of its name - is a redneck motif. I have to admit I couldn't help think of Jeff Foxworthy as I was sitting inside. But hey.....its working for them. The locals seem to love it and with all of the attention from the Food Network....so do the tourists.
Interior Picture - yes that's a tire as a table
When you move past the redneck ambiance, you get to the heart of what makes them tick - the hot dogs. They have about thirty different types on the menu. Forget about the plain dog here folks.....they throw just about everything on them. AND........for the more daring....they have a five pound and fifteen pound burger that can be ordered and shared with your friends. Yeah.....a real gastronomical delight. Lyn and I shared an order of cheese fries which were crinkled cut and crispy. I love a french fry that is crispy!
I chose the Taco Dog which came with chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos and crumpled tortilla chips. It was very very tasty and not as big as I thought it would be with all of those ingredients on there.
I don't think we are making a habit now of visiting Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives, but we weren't disappointed in this trip. The food was delivered to us as seen on TV and by the time we left they had a packed house.
I can think of worst ways to make a living........