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New York System – it’s a Rhode Island thing

Olneyville New York System manager Jimmy Saccoccio brings a dozen hot wieners (some “all the way”) to a table of four patrons.
Olneyville New York System manager Jimmy Saccoccio brings a dozen hot wieners (some “all the way”) to a table of four patrons.PHOTOS BY DAVID LYON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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The last time we stopped at Olneyville New York System, most of the acoustic anarcho-punk band Blackbird Raum were holding down a booth and Rick Rolle, who prefers to be known as DJ Soundscape, had just taken a stool at the counter. We had heard that the wiener shop was a big draw after the clubs let out (it sells through a sliding window until 3 a.m. on weekends), but it was only lunchtime. On a weekday.

Apparently even rockers have to eat lunch, and the Olneyville New York System wiener seems to especially appeal to people who make rhythmic loud noise for a living.

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