July 3, 2010

FROM THE ARCHIVES: MORE THAN THREE BITES AND YOU'RE PLAYING WITH IT:

You know you want one, so go ahead. Eat a hot dog (ELIZABETH SIMPSON, July 4, 2006, The Virginian-Pilot)

More Americans will eat one around July Fourth than at any other time of the year. That comes to 150 million franks, one for every two Americans, says the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.

Average bites per dog: 6.1. [...]

Actor Humphrey Bogart once said, “A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz.”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, wanted to introduce something “truly American” to King George VI of England and his queen in 1939. So they served Nathan’s Coney Island franks at a picnic. The king asked Eleanor Roosevelt for seconds on “this delightful hot-dog sandwich.”

[originally posted: 7/04/06]

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Posted by Orrin Judd at July 3, 2010 11:29 PM
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