At T-N-T Wieners in the Delmar Loop, visitors can order hot dogs, nachos and fries – now with delta-8 THC available on the side, if desired.
The shop recently came under new ownership, implementing new nano delta-8 THC supplements and beverages to the food and drink menu. For Jamal Lewis and Amber Rodgers, who took over the restaurant in July, the product rollout is one step toward a dream of conceptualizing a business featuring THC- and CBD-infused foods.
“To sum it up, we’re offering more than just food. We’re offering a great experience,” Lewis says. “With the delta-8 supplements and infusions, we’re trying to bring the comfort back to comfort food by helping people relieve depression, anxiety and stress. Here, you can have food that can bring you more comfort than just filling up your belly.”
Lewis previously explored similar ideas as a co-owner of the now-shuttered Fried – a cannabis-themed eatery in downtown St. Louis that featured CBD-infused dipping sauces. When he and Rodgers saw that T-N-T Wieners was for sale by its previous owner, they saw an opportunity to delve deeper into these themes.
The food menu consists of American classics – what you get at the ballpark or at family get-togethers, according to the owners. The Backyard BBQ dog, for instance, comes topped with baked beans, bacon, coleslaw, jalapeños, French’s fried onions, spicy mustard and barbecue sauce. Visitors of age also have the option to take their meal to the next level by making their own “Delta Dog.” The supplements come in .2mL (10mg) syringes, which can be purchased to insert directly into any sauce or food by the consumer.
“Delta-8 THC is THC extracted from the legal recreational hemp plant,” Lewis explains. “It’s concentrated into a solution that gets you a buzz. You have to be 21 or older to consume and purchase it. It’s a legal way of infusing food before we can get there in Missouri.”
In addition to a roster of nearly a dozen specialty dogs inherited from the previous ownership, the duo continually develops new items for their menu. Tentative upcoming additions include breakfast corn dogs and a set of new gourmet hot dogs such as the 82nd Street, named after the University City street Lewis grew up on, featuring Red Hot Riplets sauce.
“We’re bringing a new, fresh energy to Delmar," Rodgers says. "We have a lot of innovative, cool and quirky ideas. Anybody that likes fun food should come by.”
T-N-T Wieners is open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 9pm.
T-N-T Wieners, 6301 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.376.4010, tntwieners.com