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The Olneyville New York System is a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, known for its hot wieners. It opened in 1946 by Anthony Stavrianakos, a Greek immigrant. The restaurant was named for Providence's Olneyville neighborhood. Stavrianakos's extended family had operated the Original New York System from 1927 in the Smith Hill neighborhood.[1][2] The restaurant's signature dish, hot wieners, are never referred to as hot dogs or served with ketchup. They are "distinctive to Rhode Island. Slathered with mustard, topped with meat sauce, sprinkled with celery salt and onions, and served in a steamed bun, the hot wiener is signature as are the salt and vinegar French fries. The preferred drink is coffee milk, made in Rhode Island by flavoring milk with a sweetened coffee concentrate called coffee syrup."[3] Hot wieners with all available toppings are ordered "all the way".[4]


Anthony Stavrianakos founded the restaurant in 1946 with his son Nicholas. Nicholas' son Peter took over from him. Peter's son Greg and sister Stephanie are fourth generation owners.[3] They currently operate two locations, in Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island.

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. ^ Ellis, Jonathan. "Top Hot Wiener." Brown Daily Herald. November 27, 2005.
  2. ^ Martin, Christopher. "Whence came the first New York System?"[permanent dead link] Edible Rhody. Spring 2007.
  3. ^ a b Meet the 2014 America's Classics
  4. ^ Rhode Island's hot wiener: Don't call it a hot dog
  5. ^ James Beard Foundation: America’s Classics | Olneyville New York System
  6. ^ "Olneyville New York System named an America's Classic by James Beard Foundation". Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  7. ^ Man vs. Food Hot Weiner Challenge
  8. ^ "Hot Wieners with Guy Fieri". Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11.

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