As requested in this instagram post here is my review of the new FLX Wienery.
At my job we have this team building activity called Work Perk (which in my opinion sounds too much like ‘work twerk’ for me to be truly comfortable with it). It happens once in every quarter of the year. A certain amount of money is given to each team member then they have to collectively decide what they want to do with it. It often gets spent on lunch or dinner for the entire team which was the case this quarter for my team. We debated over a few different restaurants finally deciding to try out a brand new restaurant just down the road from us. It’s called the FLX Wienery and is located in the building that was formerly R.E.D.S. Hots (formerly Wixon’s). We did a little research before hand to make sure it wasn’t a total hole-in-the-wall. The menu seemed unique with interesting item so with our minds at ease we loaded up our vehicles and headed south.
The location and exterior aren’t fabulous, although the giant metal pig sign out front made me smile (sorry, no picture). The interior was large and open with plenty of seating. The decor was nothing exciting but a coworker who had been there when it was still R.E.D.S. Hots said it had definitely improved. The Ronettes and Sam Cooke crooned over the speakers. Propped against the wall was a large window pane which served as the menu, the items neatly written across the glass in black paint. There long list included burgers, fries, poutine, shakes, malts and of course weiners.
I wanted to try a weiner but didn’t feel like making that decision so I instead got the Blues Artist. It’s a burger topped with blues cheese, bacon, fried egg, and fried onions. The blue cheese (yum!) was plentiful and the fried onions tasted somewhat like buffalo chicken. All of this deliciousness was sandwiched between two very plain jane white bread burger buns, which was the only thing I didn’t like about the burger. I also ordered some lemon cilantro home fries (served in a terra cotta flower pot) and a ginger beer, which ended up being a lot of food. You could definitely split the fries with someone.
I was feeling adventurous so for dessert I ordered, get this, fried Nutella. I love Nutella, I smear it on everything and eat it by the spoonful right along side my peanut butter so I had to try this. I don’t love deep fried foods so I had no idea what to expect. It came out as one giant fried ball with a toothpick jabbed into the side, somewhat resembling a fried Oreo cookie. I took a bit and at first all I got was a mouth full of fried dough, meh, but then out of it seeped warm, rich, sweet, creamy, comforting, calorie laden Nutella. It was good in the unhealthy kind of way. I don’t know if I’ll ever crave it again but it was interesting to try.
All in all it was a fun casual place and very impressive for being in Dundee (not to pick on Dundee but…yeah). It’s only a few weeks young so it’ll be fun to see where it goes. While you won’t leave here feeling healthy it a great place to grab a quick bite for lunch and try something interesting. Next time I’d like to try their poutine, quinoa + flax salad, and/or some caramel + bacon ice cream.
You can find their website here. They have strange hours so make sure you check them before you head over. Currently their hours are Thursday-Monday 11:30-6:30.
So tell me, do you think fried Nutella sounds appetizing?