Food Stuff

Illustration By Conrad Garcia

Baseball and hot dogs may be the most revered marriage in American popular culture, so it is discouraging that most ballpark franks are carelessly handled and not very tasty. Wiener Works knows the proper way to treat a national icon. Here, the dogs are manufactured to the owner’s specifications, then steamed in beer and slipped into a chewy jumbo bun. Their “regular” dogs are a whopping 14 inches long and cost about $3, and they can be embellished with kraut, coleslaw, chili, red onion or cheese. A “tiny” order of fries ($1.79), equal to a double-super-sized order at fast-food chains, are cut pencil-thick from fresh Russets. Dozens of beers are available to wash it all down, and the walls display photos of Baseball Hall of Famers. Wiener Works approaches the hot dog with old-fashioned respect, integrity and honor, and for that this eatery deserves its own spot in Cooperstown. 5207 Madison Ave., Citrus Heights, 334-8711.