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Friday Follies: Avoiding the Leftover Hotdog Blues


I was cruisin’ around Slashfood yesterday and saw this post. Man, there’s some good eats on that grill! The poor slob grill master working those lovelies was in a hot dog cookoff, and he didn’t win. My first thought was, how could you NOT win with bacon? Seemed like a complete miscarriage of justice to me.

Then I remembered some other articles I’d read in my distant past (meaning, sometime before about last Monday), so I began to search out The Truth About Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs. After all, maybe those tasty tubes didn’t win, but there weren’t any leftovers, of course. (The Slashfood author seemed surprised by that fact. I suppose maybe they’re not from the deep South?)

Turns out, the darned things are nearly as old as I am! (“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.” George Burns had it right.) They’re common street food in Mexico’s border towns, and also in Hispanic-rich regions of the U.S. of A. No wonder the guy didn’t win. While they’re no-doubt good, they’re not very original. Besides, he probably forgot to hand out the Get One Defibrillation Session Free cards.

Oh well. Maybe in a future post I’ll explore the varied species and phyla of the bacon-wrapped hot dog, with lineage comparisons to the infamous tasty slaw dog. I bet the bacon beastie beats out that bumpkin from the backwoods! Oh, wait; I suppose they’re both living in the same trailer park…

Enjoy the (Defib-Requiring) Heat!


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