Advice from Weenie Beenie

Today’s Zippy, in Arlington VA:


Who would take advice from a fast-food outlet?

On Weenie Beenie, from Wikipedia:

Weenie Beenie was a chain of fast food restaurants, which is now reduced to one location. Weenie Beenie predominantly sells half-smokes, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and soft drinks.

Weenie Beenie was founded by Carl and Bill Staton in Arlington, Virginia in 1950. Bill Staton, a billiards player, used money from his pool playing to fund the restaurants, which numbered six at one time. Bill Staton was also known by the nickname “Weenie Beenie”. The final Weenie Beenie is the original location, in the Shirlington section of Arlington. It is now particularly well known for its half-smokes.


And on half-smokes, again from Wikipedia:

A half-smoke is a “local sausage delicacy” found in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region. Similar to a hot dog, but usually larger, spicier, and with more coarsely-ground meat, the sausage is often half-pork and half-beef, smoked, and served with herbs, onion, and chili sauce.


A chili half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington.

One Response to “Advice from Weenie Beenie”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    The answer to your question above is,m of, course, “Zippy”.

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