Yes, the title of this post is blatant pandering, to get you to click.
Yesterday afternoon, I gathered with friends at an annual 4th of July bash hosted by a couple of college friends. A few months ago, one of the party hosts (let’s call him “Linc”) decided that the party would feature a “7-lb Hot Dog”. He promised delivery of the massive sausage, and even pasted a photo of said weiner on the Facebook page for the party. I thought he was kidding, until I arrived at the party.
This, as you would imagine, prompted many jokes about other Wieners that have recently been in the news. But it wasn’t just for show. The giant dog – purchased from www.bighotdog.com – was sliced up, grilled, and served:
Here are the critical stats, according to the company website:
- 7 Lbs +/-
- 16″ Long
- 4″ Diameter
- 100% veal, beef, pork
- 50 servings per dog
- Made in Chicago, IL USA
The company, Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats (what?), is currently offering a special, predictably called the “Senator Anthony Weiner Special”, at the low, low price of $69.95 ($20 off the regular price). Their claim: “Pictures of our weiner have been online since 2009.”
The verdict: a little salty, but quite tasty. And, as promised, it fed several dozen people.
Happy 4th of July!