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"Grease is The Word" by Frankie Valli


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I solve my problems and I see dah light
Of dah weiner joint, we gotta feed us right
There ain't no danger we can't go too far
We start believing now that we can smell who we are

Grease is dah word

They think our hunger is just a growing pain
Why don't they understand? It's just a crying shame.
Their hands are greasy, and only lips can tell
We start to find right now we got to eat what we smell

Grease is dah word
It's got mustard, it's got meat
Grease is dah taste, is the place, is dah motion
Grease is dah way we all eat

We take dah weiners and we throw them in
Steamed buns, sauce, onions, & celery salt
There is a chance that we can make it up so far
To our elbow we can be who we are

Grease is dah word
It's got mustard, it's got meat
Grease is dah taste, is the place, is dah motion
Grease is dah way we all eat

This is a bag of weiners
Wrapped up in paper laced with grease
What have we dripping here?

We take dah weiners and we throw them in

I Said "All Dah Way!....
Where Dah Friggin' Onions?..
Get Outta Here!!!!"
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There is a chance that we can make it up so far
To our elbow we can be who we are

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Grease is dah way we all eat

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Neva' a Lack of Weinee Joints in

To make a great coffee cabinet just get some coffee syrup (Autocrat, Eclipse, or Coffee Time; all made by the same company now), dump it in a blender with some milk and some good ice cream (coffee if possible), and whip it good!

"Can't believe I just found your Rodylin net-site, friend! Don't know how old it is but, if the spice is really available, pleeese let me know. And if yiz is juss makin a bad joke, I'm gonna track yuh down and pouah ahrinch sodah in yuh kawfee milk!
(Ol' Rivahsi' girls don't get mad---they juss mess up yuh food.)"....P.Quigley "now of MD and Baahnit Shaws, Sow Cownny, Rodylin."

The Hot Wiener Challenge
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Click here for a larger view.411 correspondent, Kat Donahue's nephew Tim and his family recently moved back to RI after 7-1/2 years in New Mexico. Before returning, a debate occurred on Facebook. Tim was looking forward to hot wieners from Smith Hill. Most of the Rhode Islanders had a difference of opinion, stating that Olneyville wieners were the best. So on Sunday, June 30th, all gathered together and went to Olneyville NY System. 18 hot wieners "all the way" and coffee milks of course. It was very enjoyable and very busy with lots of patrons. After sitting and chatting for awhile, the troupe went on to Smith Hill to do it all over again. But this time. only 16 wieners "all the way" were ordered, plus the obligatory coffee milks. Not as busy at wiener joint #2 - owners had more time to chat it up with us - lots of funny stories. But the wieners themselves? The purpose of our Sunday jaunt? Olneyville won out - hands down! Even Tim, who swore no one could beat the wieners on Smith Hill, had to agree. "Olneyville NY System has the absolute BEST wieners around. It was unanimous - we were all in agreement as we waddled away., Kat declared. (Photo and story by Kat Donahue.)

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Definition of a gagger:
Leaving the crumpled bag of wax paper wrappers under the seat of your car and then parking it in the sun for a day with the windows rolled up. THAT is a gagger!


"I treated my wife and her sister and my daughter (all non Rhode Islanders) to a real special Rhode Island treat. All's I could hear from dem as they wolfed down my NY systems was "Mmmmm", Yummm" and other pretty intelligent remarks. Myself -- no sounds -- I was too busy eatin my "tree all da way" Tanks for turnin' me on to da NY System spices, Ray. I had been tryin' those on-line recipes, but dey never did turn out just right."
....Mike P.,Tucson, AZ

Six All Da Way!


An' Now a Word or Two (or Tree or Four) From Our Guest "Nutritionist"!

"We are constantly being told that we need both protein and veggie vitamins in our daily diets.
Well, now: da who-knows-what weiner does deliver protein. Well, now: da who-knows-what those mustard, onion and spices deliver to us. But they DO deliver those much needed vitamins. AND, we get our grain source from da lovely, steamed, really, really soft, white-bread HD rolls! Add a large coffee milk (what else?) and there we have our dairy and sugar carbs. Oh, I almost forgot the dietary-importance of fats.......well, let's not discuss da GREASE too much. Just keep reminding ourselves that it does satisfy our health needs from a very, very important food group! MMMM-mmm-mmm-mumm-UMMMM!"

Pat (MacNeill) Quigley  (from down-town Riva'side, RI) 


How's by you today?

"Being a displaced Road Ilandah myself, born at Qounset Point Naval Air Station (you know where it used to be.) I was trilled to find yur website devoted to all tings RI and NY system Hot Weinahs. If I may be so bold as to inform youse about dis. Da name gaggahs came about in the 70's afta de soygen genral put out a wahneng that weinahs sliced acrost da grayn became lidl round plugs dat would choke a youngsta perfekly. Hence, dey cud gag on dem. An so by natchural progreshin dey became "gaggahs", (not to be confused wit da last gurl outta Mustang Sallies on a saddaday night.) So coined be me an my friends in Woonsocket about the weinahs at New York Lunch. Dabest in da wurl, by de way. NY system gaggahs rule!!!
P.S. My Memere was 'Alice on the corner' at Oakland Beach in West Wahwick."

David "Grizz" Lavimodiere 


You Say 'Hot Dogs,' Rhode Islanders Say 'Weenies'
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Recipe One

Fry hamburger with onion, spices and margarine or shortening until the meat is brown. Add the water, and continue to cook the meat mixture, while mashing the hamburger into tiny pieces. Cook slowly until all the water is dissolved. If the consistency is too thick, add more margarine or shortening. Boil or steam the hot dogs. (use and all beef hot dog as a replacement for the weiners). Steam the hot dog buns by wrapping them in a paper towel, and place in microwave for a few seconds on high. Place hot dog in bun, followed by mustard, weiner sauce, finely chopped onions, and then celery salt. By now, your kitchen should smell just like a true weinee joint!

1 lb. hamburger
3 Tbs. margarine
1 small onion
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbs. chili powder
1/2 Tsp. allspice
1 Tbs. salt
1 pinch black pepper
1 C water

"Yous guys reely got sump'n'  hea.  I told my friends and fam'lee, "Ya gatta check dis out.  It from my sista.  It's friggin'  purfict..."
I been in Wyomin'  (naw, not sou'  county, the STATE - way west of 495) so long I lost my accent, but I can still WRITE my accent, t'anks to yous guys' website.  I feel like a kid again, but hey, don't go gettin' no idears..."

Phil Round
Snake River Music Agency 

Lightly brown chopped onion in butter. Add hamburger and stir until dah hamburger loosens into small pieces. Add rest of spices. Simmer on very low heat for at least 2 hours. Put cooked weiner in bun. Put mustard on weiner. Put sauce on mustard.
Put raw chopped onions on mustard. Sprinkle celery salt on top of onions.

"I received your E-mail from my sister, and I am still cracking up! I graduated from East Providence High in ď66Ē and left for the military. I returned for a 20 year reunion, but that is all. I ponder many a night about the ďweenieĒ joint on, I believe Taunton Av. Across from the old Central Junior High School. Many a night was spent in the Bar across the street that had a band that played Chicago better than Chicago. Then off to the weenie joint for six dogs, a coffee milk and the ride home.
Thanks for bringing back some memories."

Sincerely ,

Jack M.
Islamorada, Fla. Keys


Recipe Two

This hearty, flavorful wiener sauce is like the kind you'll find in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It may be frozen until ready for use. Use premium grilled wieners cooked in butter, steamed hot dog buns and the fancy mustard of your choice. Spread with mustard, the sauce, chopped onions and celery salt... in that order. If you have a delicate digestive system, use with caution.
Prep Time: approx. 20 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1 Hour . Ready in: approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes. Makes 12 servings.

3 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh
ginger root
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
10 ounces ketchup

"A friend of mine from RI now living in Florida forwarded me your page that opened with the write up on Windas XP. I thought I would piss my pants laughing. I also am a former Rhode Islander, left there in 76 to go on to other things but you brought back many memories. I go back far enough to remember when I95 was being built through Providence and didn't
have any potholes and 3 all the way were 25 cents. Now I am a redneck in VA making my own version of weiner sauce.

Thanks for the memories,


PS: you are now in my favorite places"

1 Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over
medium high heat until evenly brown; drain.
2 Mix the chili powder, dry mustard, allspice, nutmeg,
onion salt, garlic salt, celery salt, ginger root, cumin,
Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and ketchup into the skillet. Simmer
at least 1 hour, until a desirable consistency has been
attained. Serve hot.


Recipe "Tree"

Be warned - hot wieners are addictive. They're also called "gaggers." There are two explanations that are for the nickname. The first explanation is that the aroma will make you gag (usually this happens to wiener virgins). The second explanation is that they're so addictive, you'll want to eat them until you're well beyond full. [eating them until you gag]

1 lb. hamburger
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. celery salt
Onion and garlic powder to taste
2 tsp. All Spice
"I actually took the recipe off the web last night, the third one, and made gaggers for my husband,,,,a true RIer and they came out just like he remembered! I can't wait until I can make him some with your spices! He is in the army and was in Iraq until just recently and he was really wanting some true RI Gaggers! I am glad I could make them for him. We have sent the link to all our friends...all mostly from RI. Thanks so much!"


Put a little oil in a pan and brown the hamburger, breaking it up into tiny pieces while frying. Add rest of ingredients and cover mixture with water. Mix water well and simmer until mixture turns red.


Recipe Four - For the Vegetarian!

"I loved the taste of RI weiners, but Iíve become a vegetarian about 10 years back and wieners are one of the things I really missed the most about that decision. I have a product in the freezer that is made from soy product but tastes very much like a hot sausage (itís called Soyrizo) (no fooling-it doesnít have any of that fake tofu type flavor people sometimes complain about-it really tastes good.
I followed your recipe for the weiner sauce and substituted the soyrizo for the ground beef. I put the weiner sauce over a veggie dog (Boca Brand) and it was fantastic. In fact, Iíve been bragging your product up to a couple people today at work. Anyway, I am sure Iíll be placing more orders for your product in the not too distant future.

Youíve made a vegetarian very very happy."

Regards, Steve Marquis 


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