Hot Dog

Did you know that at one time the name “Hot Dog” was banned?

Hot dog banned, T. A. Dorgan, Frankfurter, Coney IslandAccording to a clipping in one of my Grandma’s Scrapbooks, the name was banned in 1913.

The article says that the term was coined in 1900  by T. A. Dorgan. He saw a resemblance of the frankfurter to the tail of a dog.

Dog lovers did not like this and the name was banned at Coney Island.

Of course, we know that this is an accepted name today.

Hot dogs, frankfurters, Coney Island, Eating contest.Today Coney Island is the site of a hot dog eating contest, so the law was definitely repealed.

Here we have a stack of hot dogs that have come off the grill.

Birthday Dinner, Hot Dog, Brocoli Salad, ChipsHere is one of the hot dogs from the pile all dressed up with ketchup, mustard and relish. Just the way I like my hot dogs.

Target Hot Dog, Frankfurter, ketchup, mustard, relishAs part of my Saturday routine, I often enjoy a hot dog at the Target snack bar. I like to sit and read a book while eating a hot dog and a bag of popcorn.

Hot Dogs, Sausage, Toronto, Canada, Food FavoritesOur neighbors to the north also like hot dogs. Here are hot dogs and sausages on the grill at my friend John’s house in Toronto. They were part of a great back to school event while I was in Toronto recently.

What do you like on your hot dog?

Steven

 

 

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