The Wienery featured on the Food Network’s
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Featured in CITY PAGES for
National Hot Dog Month 2010
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Voted Best Hot Dog 2010!
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Voted Best Hot Dog 2009!
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Voted Best Hot Dog 2008!
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Fridays 11-8pm Saturdays 10ish-8pm Sundays 10-3pm

Pat Starr bought the Wienery from Airaq Johnson in June of 2000 through the patronage of Pete Dodge, West Bank Godfather. The tradition of the neighborhood diner at the Wienery location goes back many years, to when Edna's served up affordable homemade meals for weary West Bankers. The Wienery was started in the early 1980s by an an entreprenuerial couple who brought Chicago dogs to the Twin Cities, Al and Jean Wohl. Jerry Petermeir bought the restaurant in 1987, engendering a loyal following of wiener lovers. Jerry sold the Wienery to Airaq in 1999. Pat added breakfast to the Wienery menu when he started working for Airaq, who then sold him the restaurant.

Weeks after purchasing the restaurant, Pat met the love of his life, a bratwurst loving girl from Milwaukee named KJ. Thanks to an unplanned pregnancy two years later, KJ then became the restaurant's accountant and bookkeeper in 2002 and then its lawyer in 2008. Also thanks to unplanned pregnancy, the restaurant now has two world class dishwashers and busboys in Pat and KJ's sons - Eli and Rio. In 2012 and 2015, Pat and KJ welcomed new members of the family - Maceo and Mercury.

KJ and Pat are strongly committed to the West Bank neighborhood and providing homemade, high quality, affordable food to people who live on, play at, or visit the West Bank. They are happy to carry on the tradition of the west bank neighborhood diner and welcome you to come visit.

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