Archive for the Hot Dogs Category

Corn Dog Pizza; Or, Why You Will Soon Be Fatter

Posted in Hot Dogs, STUFF ABOUT MEAT with tags , on February 10, 2009 by chomposaurus

From the beautifully simple new blog, This is why you’re fat.

Obama at Ben’s Chili Bowl: Our New President Knows How To Eat

Posted in Hot Dogs, MEAT POLITICS, STUFF ABOUT MEAT with tags , on January 13, 2009 by chomposaurus

So, in case you haven’t heard the biggest meat news of the week, President-Elect Obama visited one of the best fast-food joints in the country, Ben’s Chili Bowl. Here’s the video:

Ben’s Chili Bowl is a 24-hour mecca in D.C., a city that generally shuts down by 1 in the morning. I stumbled in many times after a concert at the 9:30 Club, in desperate need of some chili cheese fries, praying to Allah that there would be a cabbie willing to take me back to Georgetown after I stuffed myself. Follow Barack’s lead and visit next time you’re in the District.

Chocolate Corn Dog

Posted in Hot Dogs, STRANGE MEAT with tags on October 24, 2008 by chomposaurus

From the Korean food blogs Seoul Eats and Funk Seoul Sister: some truly nasty ass corn dogs, including one with a chocolate layer between the corn and the dog.  Apparently, korean label indicates it is actually a corn dog.

Happy Friday, everybody.

For These Wieners, Speed is Everything

Posted in Hot Dogs with tags , on October 2, 2008 by chomposaurus

I guess if I owned a chain of fast food hot dog restaurants, I would sponsor dachshund racing too.

The Hot Dog Hall of Fame

Posted in Hot Dogs with tags on October 2, 2008 by chomposaurus

They collect wiener art. They give out awards for best hot dogs. They try and set the land speed record for fastest product-mobile (currently held by Al Unser Jr. taking the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile to over 100mph). They are The Hot Dog Hall of Fame.

Sadly, they do not yet have a public home. So remember these grand wieners in your will if you want a very frank legacy.

Hot Dog Etiquette

Posted in Hot Dogs, VIDEOS with tags , on August 8, 2008 by chomposaurus

It boils down to: “don’t be a douche when eating a hotdog.” I do enjoy the fact that you are not allowed to take more than 5 bites to eat a standard-sized frank. I think that rule should be strictly enforced.

Know Your Sausage: Cheddarwurst

Posted in Cheddarwurst, Hot Dogs, KNOW YOUR SAUSAGE, STUFF ABOUT MEAT with tags , , , on August 6, 2008 by chomposaurus

Ask any scientist what the most astounding invention of the last century or so was, and they will answer, “the injection of cheese into a frankfurter to form a cheesy sausage.” If they do not answer in such manner, then they are a terrorist disguised as a scientist and you should report them immediately to the Department of Homeland Security. If the feds don’t listen, report them to Hebrew National, because God shall deal harshly with their souls.

The genius of the idea lies in its simplicity: tunnels of molten cheese lying inside spicy sausage which ooze out when you bite into it. If you don’t mind a little mess, it’s heavenly.

Who invented Cheddarwurst, though? Is that even the official name? The internet provides few clues. Even pictures are scarce. Hillshire Farms (a division of Sara Lee) seems to have the market cornered on grocery store cheese-filled sausage. There are a few “gourmet” places to get them, too: we found them at Bean’s, Crawford Sausage and Dietz & Watson.

We’ll continue to search for the origins of this magical – dare I say, miraculous – creation. Look for Part 2 of this “Know Your Sausage” in the coming weeks.