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.

Linc and his 7-lb Wiener

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 – was sliced up, grilled, and served:

Fully dressed wiener-burger on a bun

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!