13 Pieces of Bizarre But True Local History

Yup. These things really happened here.

Courtesy of Arlington Public Library Center for Local History


The Weenie Beenie hot dog stand on Shirlington Road was opened in 1954 by pool shark William “Weenie Beenie” Staton, who acquired the seed money for his restaurant venture in a series of billiards bets.  The eatery was later immortalized in a 1995 song by the Foo Fighters (front man Dave Grohl grew up in Northern Virginia). It’s still in business today.

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