Back in November of '06, I made the following post regarding declines in my experiences at The Wienery:
I never truly gave up on the place and I'm glad I didn't. After having a couple beautiful natural casing Chicago dogs from ChicagoStyleDog (of Roadfood and HotDogU fame) in Milwaukee 10 days ago, I found myself with a craving yesterday while on my way by the West Bank.
Everything at The Wienery last night was back in full stride. The Chicago dog was near perfection -- juicy tomato, sinus-piercing pepper, generous pickle and the bun was warm of steam and couldn't have been more than a few hours old. The only flaw (minor) was the barely-noticeable celery salt -- my compass points nearer to "thorough dusting than scattered flurries.
A plain Polish also went down easily. Good snap and flavor, same fresh bun.
Perhaps what gave me the most satisfaction, stemming from my earlier post, was that I witnessed the careful slaughter of an actual potato vs. an industrial-sized brown paper frozen french fry sack. In the visits since my downhill post, I've noticed the gradual recovery of the french fry quality.
I doubt I have any real influence on where you all go or don't go, but let this be an official cancelling of the downhill alert on The Wienery and I would encourage you to return if you haven't lately. Things are back to good.