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This is one summer airline promotion that we can definitely support, as it combines a couple of our seasonal favorites—hot dogs and beer. Sun Country Airlines launched their “Hot Doggin’ it to the West Coast” promotion late last week and plans to continue promoting the fun through the end of July.
The airline is giving away free hot dogs, chips, and beer on certain flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and certain spots on the left side of the United States. They’re doing this in honor of National Hot Dog Month, along with a little help from the local minor league baseball team—the St. Paul Saints. Flight attendants will even give away free tickets to the ballpark to a few lucky fliers on each and every one of the special hot dog flights.
July offers a major holiday, and we're not talking about the Fourth. It's National Hot Dog Month, which means it's pretty much required that you have to load up on encased meats. Chicago serves up its own unique take, putting the frank in a poppyseed bun and piling it with mustard, chopped onion, green relish, tomatoes, a pickle spear, sport peppers and celery salt. Whatever you do, don't ask for ketchup—it's a surefire giveaway that you're a tourist.
Check out the top three places to chow down on a classic Chicago-style hot dog:
If you happen to be in LAX today, rush over to to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. At 3 p.m., Hollywood hot dog hawker Pink's will open a location in the airport.
It will actually be the first Pink's outpost in an airport. And like the original Pink's at Melrose and N. La Brea Avenues in LA proper, there'll likely be a long line for those legendary chili dogs. So don't expect to quickly grab some delicious encased meat before your flight.
Summer is like halfway over, so if you haven’t had at least a dozen hot dogs by now you need to get moving. West Virginia wants to help you out with your personal hot dog quotient, as they are putting the final touches on the preparation for the 6th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on Saturday, July 31.
The state has its own regional hot dog delicacies, and there are plenty of roadside stands and shacks that have been serving up tube meat delicacies for decades. Places like Stewarts Original Hot Dogs, Frostop Drive-In, and Hillbilly Hot Dogs are just three of many that will be making an appearance in just a couple weeks. Festival organizers are bringing at least a dozen vendors from the area to Pullman Square in Huntington, so that you can conveniently overindulge in one location.
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There’s nothing that welcomes the summer more than that first hot dog off the grill, so we’re planning to really welcome this summer season with the Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari. This year, sausage takes center stage on May 23 at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. The food festival only happens that afternoon from 12-5pm, but it's such to pack a punch in little time.
Tickets are $15 in advance, and you can consider your admission an all-you-can-eat pass. Kayem Brats, Fenway Franks, and Sir Franks-A-Lot are just some of the vendors that will be passing out dogs to the masses. However, water and soda are going to set you back $1 once you get thirsty, which seems more than fair. There will even be ice cream for dessert if you somehow haven’t overdone it. We’ve heard that the place can get pretty crowded, so remember to be patient so everyone gets their share of mustard, relish, and onions.
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The need for in-flight Tums just increased dramatically. Although they are already building a new outpost in Vegas, the famous Pink’s Hot Dogs is now coming to LAX airport. Let’s just hope the long lines don’t prevent travelers from boarding their planes on time.
This wiener palace will be situated within the airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, so you’ll need to leave the country to get one of their hot dogs for your carry-on snack. The place should open by the end of the year, and they’ll be offering up 11 of their 21 famous creations. We’re pretty sure that their chili dogs will be one of the different varietiesin-flight curious smells warning!
For now you can find them at their original location at the corner of Melrose and La Brea Avenues in Los Angeles. Just look for the line that snakes around the building, and be prepared to wait for a bit.
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BBQs and fireworks are great, but for us the most thrilling part of the Fourth of July has always been the gluttonous spectacle that is the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.
If you’ve ever watched grown men down 60 hot dogs in 10 minutes at this annual New York freakshow and thought “I wish this could be weirder,” this year you’re in luck. The 2009 contest will be preceded on July 3 by a hot dog bun eating contest, in which three professional eaters will take on three semi-professional eaters: elephants from the Ringling Brothers Circus.
It's hard to know whether the experts are giving you useful information or just the same old song and dance. That's why we're introducing Guidebook Says to commend or correct other travel media. Feel free to commend or correct us in the comments below! This week, we hang out in Chicago.
The Second City played host to some very important tourists this week -- an evaluation team from the International Olympic Committee taking a look at the place for the 2016 Summer Olympics. It lost the bid to London for the 2012 games, but things are looking up this year -- so long as the visitors don't get any bad advice. They got an intricately designed tour, though, and we have to rely on these guys:
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If we have one rule about eating in New York, it's never frequent any establishments that promise to specialize in more than one cuisine. If you see a pizza/chicken/subs/Chinese food joint, keep walking. There's no reason to settle for a restaurant that does five things decently when there's a specialty shop for everything.
In that spirit, we're running down the list of our favorite New York one-stop-shops for comfort food classics:
Zagat recently released America's Top Restaurants 2009, a comprehensive guide to all the restaurants Americans can no longer afford. But wedged in between the Jean Georges and the Nobus of the country, our eyes stopped on one of the book's few entries that boasts a score in the price category we can get behind.
Hot Doug's not only serves up some of Chicago's best hot dogs, but they do it in style, with duck fat fries on the side and daily specials like foie gras and duck sausage with black truffle butter.
For years, New Yorkers and savvy visitors have eaten through good times and lean by relying on the dirt-cheapest deal around: The ubiquitous Gray's Papaya hot dog chain.
Gray's "Recession Special" started nearly 20 years ago--offering two hot dogs and a drink for the ridiculously low price of $1.95. It's crept up to $3.50 over the years, but now it's set to take another massive jump:
The New York food scene is always looking for some fancy-free food to gourmet-up, be it Gorgonzola burgers, duck-fat French fries or thin-crust artichoke pizza.
This year's candidate for yuppie-fication is the simple hot dog, currently being fancified at Dogmatic Sausage Systems, a new Union Square-area eatery run by the former chef at West Village hot spot Employees Only.