My last night on the 2015 #BBRoadTrip found my wife Marcela and I in Macon, Georgia. It was Memorial Day so it was a tad difficult to find a spot to eat at, much less one I wanted to eat at.
On the drive there from Nashville, Marcela was calling Nu-Way Weiners but the three locations that she tried had no answer. Once we arrived at the hotel I figured I’d give it another shot and on my first try I found an open Nu-Way Weiners, thank goodness.
Nu-Way Weiners opened up in 1916 (same year as Nathan’s) right in Macon, Georgia. They’re known for their red colored Hot Dogs and yes, they’re well aware that “Weiners” is spelled wrong. According to their website, Nu-Way has intentionally misspelled W-E-I-N-E-R on its marquee since 1937.
Marcela went for the Patty Melt w/Fries while I hit up the Chili Cheese Fries and two Chili Cheese Onion Mustard Weiners. The Patty Melt had no Onions and was on White Bread. She might have been better off with a Grilled Cheese which also happens to be on the menu coincidentally.
The most important thing to take away from my visit to Nu-Way Weiners is the Chili, all beef sauce & no beans. Those Red Dogs may be special in the looks department but that Chili takes them to the next level. And let’s not even get started on the greatness of those Chili Cheese Fries.
So yes, get the Dogs & Fries and slather them with Chili and Cheese. Done deal.
Old Way, New Way, Every Way:
6016 Zebulon Rd Macon, GA 31210