Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Z is for Zweigle's

Z is for Zweigle's and if you have ever lived in or near Rochester, NY, you will know that Zweigle's means hotdogs, the best red and white hotdogs you've ever chanced to meet.

The Zweigle company, according to Wikipedia, was founded in Rochester, NY in 1880 by C. Wilhelm Zweigle. Aside from saying they employ about 50 people and manufacture hotdogs, sausages, and deli meats, Wiki has very little to report on Rochester's favorite food. Wiki has clearly never had a Zweigle's Pop-Open Hotdog, and has certainly never tried a white hot either or he might have a little more information.

I can testify to the fact that locals who have moved away from the area often pack coolers full of white hots (and presumably red hots too) to get them through the long Zweigle-less months until the next hometown visit. A summer picnic in this corner of western NY is hardly complete without a few few packages of Zweigle's Hotdogs on the grill. (Hey, pass that Zweigle's Hot Sauce, will you?)

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  1. Never had one...
    Bet they are delicious!...
    I like onions on my hotdogs...and cheese!
    Hot sauce would be great as well...
    I'll have 2 please!!

    Linda :o)

    1. If I ever get to the cottage, I'll bring a package or two. :)

  2. Enjoyed your post.Have a nice day..!

  3. Yeah, THAT''S upstate tradition!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I am hungry now - having just had some apricots for breakfast and feeling very healthy I now have the urge to try some sausages.
    Denise ABC Team

  5. I've heard of them, but never had the privilege of tasting one. A good reason to travel there, I propose!

    abcw team