Weenies From Another World

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Weenies From Another World

Location: SE 13th and Lexington
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11:30-7

The Story:

As you drive down Stark just past the huge steak sign of Sayler’s Country Kitchen, you come across the cart pod at SE 102nd and Stark. Watch out though, on a sunny day, you may just be blinded by the sun reflecting off one of the shiniest stainless steel carts I have ever seen. Maybe Weenies from Another World is from space.

The cart looks vintage with the curve of the design and the stainless steel sheathing, yet it is in fact brand new. Bill Botteron and his first mate Eli opened the cart with a bit of space humor and some excellent local products. As self-professed graduates of the “Interstellar school of Galactic Cuisine” Bill and Eli decided to take what some think as boring and make it fun. With dogs and burgers from Zenner’s and buns from Helen Bernhard bakery they put together some fun concoctions that, if you look close, are some of America’s favorites.

The Plutorago

The Plutorago

The Plutorago Dog is Weenies’ take on the traditional Chicago dog with mustard, neon relish, onion, tomato, pickle, sport peppers and celery salt served on a great little bun. You get your choice of dog – franfurter, bratwurst or Louisiana Hot. When you get your dog, you’ll notice it isn’t on a traditional hot dog bun, but set between two halves of this great bun. It looks like a spaceship. I had mine with a Louisiana hot and it was stellar – spicy hot with the sour of the relish and the soft, chewy but flaky bun. I don’t remember sport peppers being that spicy, and I loved them.

Weenies From Another World is now open at 102nd and Stark along with eight other carts. When it isn’t raining, they even have some live music at the lot. Bill serves up creative dogs and hamburgers and has a fryer to offer up fries and tater tots as sides. Drop on by, quiz him about his favorite vintage sci-fi movie (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and enjoy a dog. Let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

[Weenies From Another World moved to Sellwood in 2012]

Sample Menu:

  • The Plutorago Dog: wiener, mustard, neon relish, onions, tomato, pickle, sport pepper and celery salt – $5
  • Flash Gordon: wiener, ketchup, mustard, cheese and onions – $4
  • Silver Surfer: wiener with grilled onion, bell pepper and cheese – $5
  • Transporter: wiener with your choice of amazing toppings – $5
  • H.A.L.’s Hamburger: 1/3 lb beef burger with choice of fixin’s – $5
  • Veggie Space Pod: veggie Boca burger with choice of fixin’s  – $5
  • The Roswell Bacon Burger: 1/3lb beef burger, hickory smoked bacon, cheese – $6.50
  • Fries – $2
  • Tater Tots – $2
  • Cheese Fries – $3
  • Deep Fried Zucchini – $2

Phone: 971 404 4399
Website: Weeniesfromanotherworld.com
Facebook: Weenies from Another World

Comments

  1. Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!

    Can’t wait to get there! Love them Zenner tubular nuitrition delivery vehicles!

  2. It wasn’t so much that I was unhappy with what I ordered (I had a Roswell Bacon Cheeseburger), but it was just a bit too ordinary, like carnival or county fair food. I did like the quality of the hamburger they used, but as a whole, it didn’t do anything for me.

    While I could have initiated some conversation with the two guys there after my order was taken, they seemed to be more into talking about their bacon inventory. It felt like “let’s take your order, let’s cook, now you can leave.” It wasn’t busy, but I was put off by that for some reason, especially since I felt they were a brand new cart trying to make a first impression. As the saying goes, “your mileage may vary”, and my first impression was not positive or negative, just “eh”..

  3. Zach Chamberlin says:

    Okay so I saw the review here and had to check it out. Had to see what had landed. First off, we were greeted by Bill. He’s a wonderfully friendly guy who is willing to chat it up about aliens and anything else. The service was quick. The cart is beautiful. Can’t say I’ve seen a better looking cart in Portland. I ordered the “Silver Surfer” and my buddy had a “Droid” burger. We went kind of nuts on the add ons. They have such a huge list of high quality and interesting goodies to add on we couldn’t resist the temptation. We created what has to be the best tasting lunch I’ve had. Thanks guys, we will see you again with more friend next time!

  4. theSkweeze says:

    These guys are having fun with the galactic theme. I love it. Bill and Eli are a couple of great guys. Lots of personal attention, quick service and a smile. The food is over the top. They’ve gone waaaay out of their way to find the best dogs and burger in the city. The same for the buns and all the “Thrusters” aka add ons. There are countless combinations for personalizing your intergalactic experiences here. Nice job guys. I am bringing friends next time.

  5. unbelievable menu so many choices i had The “Will Robinson” to start it was awesome

  6. I was actually totally craving a good dog for a few days now and while running errands I saw this glimmering trailer of hope rising up from a La Carts on 102nd and Washington. I opted for the Wookie because it had bacon on it and you can’t go wrong with bacon. I added an order of tater tots and a Dr Pepper. The guys were friendly, the food was prepared quickly.

    By the time I rifled through the cooler of ice covered soft drinks to find a Dr pepper buried at the bottom and before the feeling in my hands was coming back, my tater tots were up. They were a little funky, maybe just under cooked but they tasted a lot like fryer oil like the fryer wasn’t up to temp? I did eat them so they weren’t terrible. I was a bit taken aback to see the dog served up on an el cheapo 89 cent a pack hamburger bun from Winco — (just guessing). The dog was cut in half like mom used to when she didn’t have any hot dog buns. I opted for the all beef dog because I was craving a real hot dog. While the flavor of the dog was tasty I didn’t really care for the cut-in-half preparation. My first thought was that since they also served burgers and it wasn’t indicated on the menu by the cute little pictures that it would be served on a traditional hot dog bun, stadium bun or the like. Not hot-dog-sandwich style.

    One of the great mouth sensations of a good hot dog is the crunch of the casing as you bite into it. That ‘pop’, the juices running through the condiments and soaking the bun… mmmmm. Didn’t really get that here. Once you cut the dog in half and cook it you lose those juices. Maybe it’s healthier but like I said, I was craving a treat. I asked if that was the way they normally served them and they explained that it was a fluke from the early days. They ran out of dog buns one day and went with some burger buns. But because it looked UFOish it worked with the theme. I see where they were going and noticed in an earlier review after dining there that they were using Helen Bernhard Buns. Maybe i didn’t get the full effect with the cheap Winco buns. All in all I believe in second chances and I’ll go back the next time I’m in the mood for a hot dog. Maybe I’ll be a little less adventurous and try their top menu item. it appears the Wookie was a newer addition and perhaps it needed some work.

    All in all, one of the nicest looking carts I’ve seen. Great potential and marketing, fun concept. Needs a bit more explanation on the images. I love the caricature of the dogs but it doesn’t really show the concept of the dog on a burger bun. Maybe there should be at least one actual photograph of how the dogs are served on the buns and that wouldn’t have to make people think that these guys just ran out of hot dog buns like I thought. Or better yet – just serve them un-cut on good buns. Why try to reinvent the hot dog? It seems like you’re undermining the character of the food and trying to reinvent a classic. Just a thought.

    Also, it was a beautiful day but the wind was blowing like snot from the east. While the ez up canopy kept the sun off of me, I had to hold onto my basket to keep my chips from blowing away. I think winter shelter plans would be in order if they want to stay through the winter.

  7. This is the best food around because he buys the best food to make it. Great food with great prices. The old man is cool too. Go give him a try and he will make your taste buds explode.

  8. Thanks Weenies from Another World for sponsoring one of my radio “must listens,” ‘Beer o’Clock.’

    I’ll get out there to try the food one of these days.

  9. Eddie Dean says:

    The sausage (I had a red hot), the kraut and the bacon were all really good. Ergo, all the insides were great. I cannot understand putting all those great ingredients on a white fluffy hamburger bun that could have been served at McDonalds. Sausage and fixings = A, bun = D-, overall = C+. Its too bad. It could have been a really good dog.

  10. I stopped by the Sellwood cart today for a burger and tots…it’s been a while since I had a burger that good. Friendly service and sci-fi puns finished a great interaction. Go by and try it out.

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