Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Libby's Lunch (Paterson, NJ)
98 McBride Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501-2660, T: 973-278-8718
Libby's Lunch claims to be the inventor of the Texas Weiner, New Jersey's deep-fried hot dog. Whether or not this is true. this small diner/snackbar has been serving them since 1936.
I ordered the Extra Large Texas Weiner Platter ($4.35), which includes an extra large hot dog "all the way" (mustard, chopped onion, chili) and fries. I also get a Texas Weiner Classic (mustard and sauerkraut) for $2.20. The weiners are deep fried and snappy, but not very special. They come on an Italian bun (not steamed) and with fairly tasteless chili. The fries are generic, but well fried.
Libby's Lunch is more nostalgia than special food. I am sure you can get better Texas Weiners in New Jersey.