July 29, 2021


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Cafe Highway Trip: Weezer’s Sizzling Doggy Shop

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BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. – Weezer’s Sizzling Dog Store, which features dine-in and carryout, has been open for about 11 months and, now, buyers are raving.

The rationale, owner, Lisa Raber, mentioned they have been “very blessed” with community and shopper guidance. The other motive is the food stuff is, simply, scrumptious.

“We make fresh new warm doggy sauce every single day and we have hot puppies with hot medium or mild sauce,” Raber reported. “And we have handmade coleslaw. That was our excellent grandma’s recipe. We have pepperoni rolls, we have Frito pies and we have nacho pies. And, just lately, we added some gourmet ice product.”

The title of the warm dog shop, its proprietor mentioned, is in reference to the 1989 film Steel Magnolias featuring Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts.

“I have a minor niece that each time she was born 14 a long time back, she gave me the nickname Weezer, and it is caught and all of our friends and loved ones get in touch with me Weezer,” Raber mentioned. “So, we assumed that would be suitable for the scorching doggy shop to be Weezer’s”. 

Weezer’s, Raber mentioned, has hardly ever had a client complaint in 11 months it has been open. For that explanation, it has acquired a number of repeat customers.

The restaurant’s results, like any other, was by no means guaranteed. Nonetheless, Raber’s circumstance was a minimal trickier mainly because she started off the company with no encounter, just a want to try out anything new.

“I experienced completely no working experience with any kind of meals,” she stated. “For 20-plus many years, my sister and I have labored in health care and we were being driving property from the small-town fair a few of a long time ago and this setting up was for sale. And my partner mentioned, ‘let’s open up a very hot puppy shop’ and it just went from there. There was no dream of at any time possessing a scorching canine shop. We didn’t have a very hot dog sauce recipe and we realized nothing at all about functioning a organization and we’ve just discovered from trial and mistake and have accomplished pretty well.”

Debbie Copeland sitting in Weezer’s on Wednesday

With her sister, Debbie Copeland, as her “go-to person” and a couple of staff, Raber has managed to develop quite a excitement in Blacksville.

On Wednesday, June 9, lunch hour at the sizzling canine shop observed so a lot of folks coming into the cafe that it was packed. It seemed that the second a individual still left, at the very least one extra person would exchange them.

If it’s your very first time checking out the cafe, Raber explained she would recommend the adhering to.

“I would advise a warm canine and nachos to commence with and chocolate milk,” she explained. 

Father and daughter taking pleasure in nachos, hot puppies and chocolate milk

If you are fascinated in seeking out her recommendation, or everything else on the menu, Raber highly encourages you to cease by.

“Our several hours are Monday as a result of Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,” she reported. “And we’re closed on Sundays.”

You can find Weezer’s Very hot Puppy Shop on Facebook to learn the hottest about the cafe. Its operator explained they have a primary aim, warm dogs, but they are always trying new things. In the wintertime they sold soups, for example.

“We’ve tossed all over, perhaps some ice product for the reason that when we initially started it was supposed to be a warm puppy and ice product store. But, we have been blessed with very hot puppies, so we haven’t felt the have to have to incorporate ice product. But, it is not out of the query for the foreseeable future — to transform it into an ice product shop and a incredibly hot puppy shop.” 

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