The Waddido Review: Between The Buns Restaurant
More Than An Average Weiner!
Between The Buns, at 3902 W. Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick, serves up a great piece of “Americana”. They serve exactly what their name implies, all things “hot dog”.
Between The Buns has an extensive and creative menu that covers all the bases from “what you would expect to see” to “wow... I’ve gotta try that!”
Since discovering this little gem, I’ve eaten quite a few of their hot dogs. Some of the hot dogs I’ve tried are their Chicago Dog, the Coney-Style Dog, the Italian Feast, the Tri-City Dog, and their awesomely delicious Waddido.com Dog.
The Chicago Dog
The Chicago Dog was delicious! It’s a hot dog I couldn’t create at home if my life depended on it. This dog has a special poppy seed bun, peppers, onions, and tomatoes to make it as close to the real thing as possible. The owners of Between the Buns have reached far and wide to find the ingredients that make this the real deal.
The Coney-Style Dog
The Coney-Style Dog was as traditional as it gets. A giant frank covered in chili and cheese... this dog made me want to go find a roller coaster and run up and down a boardwalk in New York. I would definitely eat this one again.
The Italian Feast
The Italian Feast was a worthy adversary. If you walk in hungry, you definitely will not leave that way. This dog comes with a locally made sweet sausage, cream cheese, bacon (because everything is better with bacon), perfectly grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, olives, and shredded cheese. If you’re looking for a hot dog you won’t find anywhere else, this is the one for you.
The Tri-City Special
The Tri-City Special is a simple, yet very delicious hot dog. All it has is cream cheese, a tangy bbq sauce, bacon (because everything is better with bacon), and grilled onions. I recommend you get this hot dog with the Rider’s Hot German frank.
The Waddido.com Dog
Now, for the hot dog you would never think to make, may I present the Waddido.com Dog. This dog has a giant beef frank, bacon (because everything is better with bacon), peanut butter, and maple syrup for dipping. The Waddido.com Dog covers the entire delicious spectrum of sweet and salty. It’s a dog you will absolutely want to try. But this is how I would do it.... Go with a group of friends and order each of your own hot dogs that aren’t the Waddido.com Dog. Then order the Waddio.com dog as a dessert. It will totally hit the spot. I promise. :D (Read more about the Waddido.com Dog here.)
So to wrap this up, Between The Buns is definitely worth trying out. They serve hot dogs that reminds you of the comforts of home as well as hot dogs you will not find anywhere else. And if you hadn’t noticed, I gravitated toward the hot dogs that come with bacon... because everything is better with bacon.
Up Coming Events
Also, just and FYI, Between the Buns is holding their 1st Annual Hot Dog eating Content June 2, 2012. It will be in their parking lot and is sure to be a great time. If you can make it, you should.
by Ryan Castorina-Rose