Texas Hot A Wellsville Tradition for 96 years

A favorite with locals as well as big stars
Posted at 10:35 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 22:35:45-04

It's a popular spot in Wellsville. Some say that The Texas Hot is "World Famous." And it may be. Not only is is a favorite with the locals, but big stars like Bill Pullman, Shirley Jones and Donnie Osmond have stopped by.

Mike Raptis and Chris Rigas are the current owners. It was their grandfathers who transformed an old movie theatre into Texas Hot in 1921. Chris says "we've changed a lot over the years, we put in air conditioning."

On thing that hasn't changed is the signature dish-a hot dog smothered in delicious meat sauce-a family secret recipe. Mike Raptis jokes about revealing the secret " in exchange for coke recipe."  There is a variety of food, hot off the grill and homemade pies.

Who knows what keeps a restaurant on the map for almost a century, but part of the success has to be those Texas Hots. You can get more information about the iconic restaurantat their website.