The Wine-N-Diner's Frito pie is in the bag

frito pie at wine-n-diner

Bag lunch.

Today's moment of lunch table "What's that?!?": the Frito pie at the Wine-N-Diner on Delaware Ave in Albany.

From the menu: "Beef Brisket Chili served in a bag of Fritos, topped w/ Cheddar Cheese & Onions." Yep, it's actually served in the bag. And, apparently, it's delicious. (The chili -- not the bag.)

By the way: our favorite thing at the Wine-N-Diner? Anything that comes with the super crunchy potato chips.

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Wine-N-Diner
544 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12209

Comments

I have had this, and can vouch for its awesomeness.

that looks like ... yea, I think you know what I mean, doesn't exactly look very appetizing

I'm pretty sure that frito pie is a Santa Fe tradition - the story is that it was invented by the woman who worked behind the lunch counter at woolworth's on the plaza! It's really good but I've got to be under the big New Mexico sky to eat or it's just not the same.

This is exactly how it is served at the Cowgirl Cafe in NYC. One of my favorite things on their menu...

Though, I always wonder just how many grimy sets of hands touch the outside of those cute little bags. mmmm....germs.

I've always put fritos in my chili. It's one of the best taste combinations out there. I can't wait to try this.

I had those crunchy chips last week, super yum. So was the chicken curry sandwich that came with them. Yay Wine-n-Diner!

I have to say if it wasn't for the bag I might order it. The bag is a huge gross out factor for me. Between what might have gotten on the bags from the time of production at the factory until it reaches the hands of the chef at the diner, I cannot believe that the bags are anywhere close to what I'd consider clean enough to have food spilling out the sides & coming in contact with the outside of the bag.

They used to serve us Frito pie in the bag (at the time I thought this was completely normal) when I was a kid in elementary school in South Texas. We didn't get awesome-looking brisket chili, however.

I have seen this dish served as "Walking Tacos" at CBA football games.

They open the top of the bag, scoop in some chili, and top with cheese. The customer may then walk away with their crunchy and delicious treat. It's also nice because it keeps your hands warm.

They also have this at Capital Q.

I haven't ordered it, but the way Sean Custer described it to me, they do serve it IN the bag, not ON it. Plus you get Capital Q's stunningly good and meaty chili.

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