They read “Save America, Eat at Tiny’s”. I’m all for saving America, from what, for what…we can find out later, but let’s get to it. So I headed to Tiny’s with their Dogs All Day, to find out how I could help “Save America”.
According to the owner, Tim Sellers, it’s a result of the CLAP. That’s something like the Carleton Literary Association Publication.
Apparently a student with literary tendencies had a spiritual experience while eating a hot dog at Tiny’s. He viewed the simple offering of “the quintessential American culinary invention” as a powerful act against “all that’s homogenized and processed in fast food culture”.
The author of the article, a G. Cornwell, noted that Tiny’s dogs are not processed. They’re all Vienna Beef. Furthermore, they’re steamed, not roller-grilled, to maintain their shape, as is the bun. The writer recommends the Tiny’s Classic, with onions and secret sauce, but notes the Chicago, first experienced by Sellers himself in 1968 “on a street corner in the Windy City”, is also worth the trip.
Finally, Tiny’s non-traditional Happy Hour is mentioned. From 5 to 7 pm on Wednesdays, dogs are half-priced. That’s a deal on a dog not a dog of a deal.
So, if you want to help save America, eat at Tiny’s. Personally, I would suggest the Reuben dog, but then I’m a big fan of sauerkraut.