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  • Norway Company Turns Pine Trees Into Hotdogs

    09/05/2015 11:34:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Sep 2015
    A Norwegian biorefinery company has started turning waste wood fibre into a cream-like fat substitute which it claims can be used to make ice cream, mayonnaise and even hot dogs. Borregaard has already opened a plant in Wisconsin, USA, producing the revolutionary new substance, which it calls Sense-Fi,and plans to open a second factory in Sarpsborg, Norway, in 2016. "We are rolling it out primarily in the US, where it has been approved. Sales are just about underway, and there is a lot of focus on fighting obesity," says business director Harald Rřnneberg Borregaard to Norway's Dagbladet newspaper. Researchers at...
  • Hot Dog Gate: Bruce Rauner Likes Ketchup–Or Does He?

    10/28/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In a race as tight as the campaign for Illinois governor, all it takes is one mistake to turn the election. Bruce Rauner made it on Tuesday. The GOP candidate placed a hot dog order at Portillos–one of them was with ketchup and mustard.
  • Fairview meat mix-up upsets Muslim community

    08/19/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 18 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | August 19, 2014 | Brett Bundale
    Confusion about what constitutes halal meat sparked a blunder at a community barbecue in Fairview on Saturday. After failing to provide halal meat, event organizers tried to remedy the oversight by having a local politician bless regular hotdogs. Patricia Arab, Liberal MLA for Fairview-Clayton Park, said a prayer over the hotdogs, mistakenly thinking this would make the meat halal. Meat that is halal, which means “permissible” in Arabic, is prepared following precise instructions detailed in the Qur’an. A halal animal must be healthy and fed a natural diet that does not contain animal byproducts. When it’s slaughtered, it is blessed...
  • Joey Chestnut Eats 61 Hot Dogs (great video simulation of what happens in the body)

    07/04/2014 10:09:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    NEW YORK -- There's just no stopping "Jaws." Joey Chestnut scarfed down 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive championship, barely beating Matt Stonie at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on Friday. The main course? That came just before the contest, when the 30-year-old Chestnut proposed on the event stage, just steps from the beach, to longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa, who said yes. Stonie, who was second in 2013 with 51 dogs, again was the runner-up with 56. Tim "Eater X" Janus was third with 44. While it...
  • The National Hot Dog Council Says Never Use Ketchup On Hot Dogs

    03/14/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 155 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03-14-2014 | Jen Carlson
    Today the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council launched a bracket to determine the Official Hot Dog Condiment Champion. Their bracket separates wet and dry condiments, but in the end there will only be one winner of these 16 competitors: sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard, cole slaw, chili, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, onions, cheese, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, bacon, pickles and pulled pork. John Del Signore refuses to even dignify this "competition" with a comment, but has firmly declared his anti-ketchup stance during some casual office talk. Yakas took his silence as an opportunity to take one last swing for ketchup, however:...
  • 10 Really Weird Hot Dogs

    03/06/2014 2:22:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Tue., Mar. 4 2014 | Dominique Chatterjee
    No longer just a thing of questionable meat byproducts and discarded parts, hot dogs have gone gourmet, and the results are as delicious as the meat choices are surprising. As home of the Sonoran dog, Arizona is an inventive place for hot dog toppings. Needless to say, you won't find salsa or avocado on this list. Instead, these dogs feature foie gras, peanut butter, turducken, poached egg, potato pierogi, and more. Here are 10 truly delicious yet totally bizarre hot dogs you'll want to track down. The Dog: Jackalope Where to Get It: Frank Restaurant (Austin) You'll think the mythical...
  • America: Hot Dog Toppings Open Thread

    05/26/2013 11:25:37 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 252 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Stephen Kruiser
    "We should all take a break from politics to argue about food preferences once in a while. ........ Tonight’s culinary question involves favorite hot dog toppings. I’m pretty big tent when it comes to this....."
  • OK I have a "nostalgia" question...

    05/21/2013 7:53:03 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    21 May 2013 | US Navy Vet
    ...can anyone(more "Seasoned" Citizens) tell me what brand(s) of Hot Dogs were sold @ both the New York Polo Ground(NY Giants) and Ebbets Field(Brooklyn Dodgers) AND can they still be obtained?
  • Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?

    10/28/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-28-2012 | Michael Ledeen - Commentary
    October 28, 2012 Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar? Michael Ledeen Rude, insulting language about Romney (“bullsh****r) from the president. Vulgar sexual innuendo, aimed at seducing young women to vote for him. The vice president asking a bereaved parent about the size of his murdered son’s testicles. It’s quite a spectacle. We’re a fractious people, and our politics have always been full of colorful language, but I can’t recall the current depth of vulgarity. The “politics of personal destruction” have gotten uglier. Does it mean anything? Should we try to understand it?First, it bespeaks a coarsening of public language....
  • Fred Hakim, Times Square Hot-Dog Vendor, Dies at 83

    05/26/2012 12:50:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2012 | PAUL VITELLO
    Fred Hakim’s family owned a hole-in-the-wall hot-dog counter in Times Square that was the last of its kind when New York decided to revitalize the area in the 1990s by condemning dozens of establishments like it. It was a seven-seat, 250-square-foot piece of Edward Hopper streetscape at 229-31 West 42nd Street, which Mr. Hakim’s father had opened in 1941 and wryly named the Grand Luncheonette. Mr. Hakim (pronounced HAY-kim) tried to keep the place open as a sort of living museum of the golden age of hawkers and honky-tonks in Times Square. But the city had other ideas, and after...
  • Woman Charged With Prostitution Using Hot Dog Cart To Solicit Clients

    05/05/2012 3:29:26 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 53 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 4, 2012 | Carol Gusoff
    Detectives with the Narcotic Vice Squad in Nassau County were investigating Catherine Scalia, 45, of East Rockaway, and became aware she was offering up more than kraut and relish from her hot dog cart on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin, according to police. Scalia was arrested Thursday after authorities said she offered to engage in sexual conduct at her home with an undercover detective in return for money. The undercover officer bought two hot dogs and noticed suggestive business cards offering services you don’t usually get from a food vendor, CBS 2′s Carol Gusoff reported.
  • Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”

    11/11/2011 7:28:54 PM PST · by Politics4US · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/11 | MJ Lee
    Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,” and political leaders need to do more than just “scream” at the demonstrators. “Demonstrating like this is as American as apple pie. We’ve been marching up and down and demonstrating throughout our history,” the former secretary of state said on CNN Thursday night. Read more:
  • Police: Calif. men sold guns from hot dog stand

    10/14/2011 2:04:21 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 10/14/11 | n.a
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California hot dog vendor offered undercover officers more than just mustard, ketchup and relish on the side Fifty-eight-year-old Jose Gilberto Ortiz was arraigned in U.S. District Court in San Jose on Thursday on charges of selling firearms to the officers from his hot dog stand...
  • Dog-eating Carnival Banned in E China

    09/21/2011 10:19:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CRIENGLISH ^ | 2011-09-21
    A dog-eating carnival that derived from a 600-year-old tradition in an east China township has been banned following a wave of public fury, said an official Wednesday. The government stopped the dog-eating carnival held in every October in Qianxi Township, Jinhua City in Zhejiang Province due to resentment voiced on the Internet as well as increasing discontent among villagers, said Zhang Jianhong, a township official. Dogs are slaughtered and skinned in the streets in recent years in Qianxi when an annual commodity fair is held in October, which sparked fierce condemnation after the cruelty was exposed online prior to this...
  • Food Fascists: Hot Dogs Are Just as Bad as Cigarettes

    08/02/2011 10:18:20 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 08/02/2011 | n/a
    Instead of grouping hot dogs with Mom and apple pie, a national medical group wants you to consider them as bad for your health as cigarettes. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C., group that promotes preventive medicine and a vegan diet, unveiled a billboard [last] Monday near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the advisory: “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health.” The billboard features a picture of hot dogs in a cigarette pack inscribed with skull and crossbones. It aims to increase awareness of a link between colorectal cancer and hot dogs. Hot dogs, like cigarettes, should...
  • Billboard warns hot dogs are as risky as cigarettes; Meat industry disagrees

    07/29/2011 7:36:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2011 | Sarah Anne Hughes
    Firing up the barbecue can be as dangerous as lighting a cigarette, according to a new billboard which reads, “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health.” This statement, along with a photograph of hot dogs in a cigarette pack, currently stands near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 1.1 million of the meat products were served last year. It was created by the Cancer Project of the group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit that encourages, among other things, an “all plant diet” to prevent and treat disease.
  • Police dogs die in baking-hot car; officer reportedly attempts suicide

    06/28/2011 9:13:27 PM PDT · by Immerito · 18 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Kenyon Wallace
    A London Metropolitan Police dog handler has reportedly tried to kill himself after two police dogs he left in the back of his car on one of the hottest days of the year died. British media is reporting that Sergeant Ian Craven jumped from a colleague’s vehicle and later slashed his wrists when he learned that the two dogs had died. In an interview with the Toronto Star on Tuesday, the police force refused to confirm whether those reports were true. The two dogs, a Belgian Malinois named Chay and a five-month-old German shepherd puppy called Milly, died Sunday after...
  • Good News for Meat Lovers

    03/30/2011 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Immerito · 54 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | March 23, 2011 | Unknown
    Good News for Meat Lovers: Most Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Contain Very Few Cancerous Compounds, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2011) — If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, consider the hot dog. That's because hot dogs, as well as pepperoni and deli meats, are relatively free of carcinogenic compounds, according to Kansas State University research. But it's a not-so-happy ending for bacon and rotisserie chicken -- especially chicken skin -- because both have higher levels of cancerous material.
  • Man Stabbed Following Fight Over Hot Dogs

    03/07/2011 9:26:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    WTAE ^ | March 7, 2011
    CLAIRTON, Pa. -- Police in Clairton said a man was stabbed following a fight with his friend over hot dogs. Charles Westbrook was stabbed in the right leg early Sunday morning at a home on Miller Avenue, police said. According to police reports, Westbrook was at a friend's house when he made two hot dogs. The friend became furious that Westbrook ate the two hot dogs and began fighting with him, police said. Westbrook was rushed to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment. His condition has not been released.
  • Carted off: NY police hunt for stolen wiener stand (APB out for 'FRed's FRanks')

    10/09/2010 7:51:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 10/9/10 | AP
    ORANGEBURG, N.Y-- Police in a suburb northwest of New York City are searching for a stolen hot dog stand. Owner Fred Martucci tells the Journal News that he's devastated over the loss of "Fred's Franks." He used the 10-foot-long, 7-foot-wide stainless steel trailer to support his family in Orangeburg for more than a year. .. the hot dog heist happened on the evening of Sept. 30.
  • Deputies: Man Stuffed Hot Dogs In Pants, Left Store

    08/17/2010 11:54:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 17, 2010
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Authorities have arrested a Fort Pierce man accused of trying to steal a $6.99 jumbo pack of hot dogs from a Treasure Coast supermarket. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said Allan Polhemus, 52, was arrested on a theft charge. According to the incident report, an employee spotted Polhemus stuff a Publix 16-pack of jumbo hot dogs in his pants and walk out of the store.
  • Hot-Dog Hysteria

    02/26/2010 6:48:17 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 1,309+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Believe it or not, the government is about to regulate the shape of hot dogs. Bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are studying how to change the shape of hot dogs to prevent youngsters from choking. As a result, recent headlines have warned about "killer hot dogs" and "Doctors urging for a safer, choke-free hot dog." It's true that compared to some other foods, hot dogs seem to present a slightly higher risk. Of the 66 to 77 choking deaths for children younger than 10 in 2006, hot dogs...
  • Somebody must stand up for hotdogs

    02/27/2010 4:45:56 AM PST · by Clive · 35 replies · 738+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 2010-02-27 | Stephen Lautens
    You may have seen a warning this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics that hotdogs need to be “redesigned” by manufacturers because their current shape is a potentially lethal choking hazard for children. It is, according to Dr. Gary Smith, the lead author of the report, “the perfect plug for a child’s airway.” As a result, U.S. pediatricians are calling on hotdog manufacturers to put a warning label on hotdogs to explain the choking risk, or better yet recall them as the highest risk food until they can be redesigned to reduce the choking hazard. I suppose the American...
  • Doggone: Dome Dogs out at Target Field (MN Twins)

    02/24/2010 6:48:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies · 371+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 2/24/10 | Paul Walsh
    The Dome Dog, the $5 quarter-pound, all-beef, grilled-not-steamed favorite of Minnesota Twins fans for 10 years, won't be called up to the bigs at the new Target Field. Hormel, whose hot dogs have been a beloved dining option at the Metrodome, will no longer supply them for the team, Twins and Hormel officials said Wednesday. Of the 1.1 million sausages sold at Twins games last year, nearly 400,000 were Dome Dogs, more than any other single sausage product. "Hormel and the Twins decided to part ways after a great ... corporate relationship" that began in 2001, team spokesman Kevin Smith...
  • People Ponder New Shape For Hot Dogs

    02/23/2010 11:22:52 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 1,545+ views
    kcra ^ | February 23, 2010
    The American Academy of Pediatrics said this week that foods such as hot dogs and chewing gum should have warning labels because they can pose a choking hazard to young children. Another suggestion was to change the shape, including finding a new look for hot dogs. But Eric Hummel, the marketing director for Hummel Brothers Meat Products, told National Public Radio that because of how a hot dog is made -- with a meat mixture pushed through an emulsifier -- there's really no other shape that could be used. He said that making a patty shape would basically be the...
  • Pediatricians urge choking warning labels for food

    02/22/2010 5:51:32 AM PST · by decimon · 49 replies · 630+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2010 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO – When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' food could be so dangerous. Some food makers including Oscar Mayer have warning labels about choking, but not nearly enough, says Joan Stavros Adler, Eric's mom. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees. The nation's largest pediatricians group is calling for sweeping changes in the way food is designed and labeled to minimize children's chances for choking.
  • Mark Sanchez Takes Hot Dog Break During NFL Game

    10/26/2009 11:22:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,531+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | OLSEN EBRIGHT
    Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez took a little break from Sunday's game against the Raiders to enjoy a delicious Oakland hot dog. During the final minutes of the game, CBS cameras caught the USC alum chowing down. "I wasn't feeling very good and didn't eat much before the game, so I was feeling a little queasy," Sanchez told the Associated Press. "Toward the end of the game, I probably should have eaten one of those bars or something, but someone offered (a hot dog), so I grabbed it and tried to be discreet about it, but obviously not discreet enough. So...
  • Former cocaine kingpin now serves dogs, not drugs

    09/06/2009 4:05:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,296+ views
    hosted. ^ | Sep 6 | DON BABWIN
    MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) -- Two decades after customers clamored to buy cocaine from a teenager named John Cappas, they're lined up again to buy what he has to sell: Hot dogs. The one-time "drug kingpin," as the newspapers called him in the late 1980s, this summer became an owner of a hot dog stand called Johnny's WeeNee Wagon.
  • N.J. residents plan to sue hot dog makers seeking health warnings

    07/22/2009 6:01:16 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 50 replies · 804+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | July 22, 2009 | Philip Read
    Three New Jersey residents plan to file a lawsuit today that could put the staple of the great American backyard cookout -- the hot dog -- on the same path as the once romanticized puff on a cigarette. Pointing to "landmark" research showing a heightened risk of colon cancer in people who consume processed meat, the class-action lawsuit in state Superior Court in Newark will target the makers of Nathan's, Oscar Mayer, Ball Park, Hebrew National and Sabrett franks as if they were Big Tobacco. The plaintiffs want labels on hot dogs to read, "WARNING: CONSUMING HOT DOGS AND OTHER...
  • Hot dogs should carry a warning label, lawsuit says

    07/22/2009 10:47:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 1,609+ views
    latimes ^ | 7/22/2009 | Jerry Hirsch
    The suit, by a group that promotes a meat-free diet, seeks to require cancer-risk labels on processed meats. Nutrition experts say foods that go along with the hot dog may be more dangerous.

    07/03/2009 12:43:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 795+ views
    nbc40 ^ | 7/3/09 | Phaedra Laird
    OCEAN CITY--This summer Americans will eat about 7 billion hot dogs, and a good amount of those will be consumed on the 4th of July alone! So, for this week's edition of a Taste of the Jersey Shore, Phaedra Laird heads off the boardwalk to see what makes the franks at The Hot Dog Hut such a popular choice. "We can bust out some dogs pretty quick now," said Angela "Ang" Casaleno, owner and operator of the Hot Dog Hut, where they're giving a new meaning to the phrase the dog days of summer. They're cranking out franks as fast...
  • US withdraws July 4 party invitations to Iranians (should have never been invited to begin with)

    06/24/2009 3:38:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 717+ views
    reuters ^ | 6/24/2009 | reuters
    The United States on Wednesday withdrew invitations to Iranian diplomats to attend U.S. Independence Day celebrations on July 4, a symbolic step to protest the Iranian government's crackdown on demonstrators. The State Department, breaking with long-standing practice, had invited Iranian diplomats to attend parties at U.S. embassies around the world. Washington's outreach to its old foe was part of President Barack Obama's efforts to coax Iran into negotiations over its disputed nuclear program. The decision to rescind the invitations was also symbolic since no Iranian diplomats had actually responded to them. "Not surprisingly, based on what we see going on...
  • Waters and Bourdain: The Great Hot-dog Debate (Just in time for Memorial Day)

    05/22/2009 3:13:13 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies · 1,202+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/20/2009 | Unattributed
    Here’s some great footage from that panel discussion between Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain, and Duff Goldman. Waters sets Bourdain up for the kill when she says, “You can have the hot dog on the train, but you better ask them where you got the hot dog. I want to know that it’s a grass-fed beef hot dog. That’s what’s important. Where did the bun come from? Where did the flour come from?” And then Bourdain moves in: “Is it a good hot dog? That’s all I want to know … I don’t think the personal health and purity of my...
  • Taste-Testing New York Baseball

    04/18/2009 12:12:53 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 8 replies · 628+ views
    WSJ ^ | Apr 18, 2009 | By RAYMOND SOKOLOV
    Both local teams lost the openers at their new stadiums -- the Mets to the Padres on Monday 6-5, and the Yankees to Cleveland on Thursday 10-2 -- but they scored points with their efforts to give New York baseball fans a lot more than franks and beer to feed themselves and their loyalty. Like the Mets, the Yankees have devoted vast space to a vastly improved string of food purveyors in an area with a full view of the diamond. And like those at Citi Field, many of the stalls at the new Yankee Stadium are operated by trademark...
  • Friends (and a hot dog) to relish for life

    12/08/2008 9:54:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 779+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.06.08 | Mark Di Ionno/
    The girls are more than 50 years older now, as are their husbands, and they are still all best friends and business partners. "It's like a four-way marriage," said Toni D'Innocenzio. "We have our ups and downs, but mostly, it's been a lot of fun." "And if you have to know, I'm still the youngest," said Maria Bruno. They've known each other since forever. The boys went to Central High together, and got manufacturing jobs at ITT in Clifton after high school, wiring phone equipment. A strike in 1957 changed everything. Enrico Bruno looked at Dominick D'Innocenzio and said, "Let's...
  • Hot Dogs Force Evacuation At Citizens Bank Park (Home of the Phillies)

    09/24/2008 7:05:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 549+ views ^ | 9/24/08
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― The discovery of several hot dogs in packages outside Citizens Bank Park brought the bomb squad out and forced the temporary evacuation of the stadium Wednesday evening. According to police, Pattison Street between Darien and 11th Streets was shutdown as officials investigated the discovery of several suspicious packages near a ticket office. Fans inside the stadium were evacuated, but players remained on the field during the incident. Bomb squad members further investigated the packages and determined they were simply several hot dogs in foil wrappers. Sadly, the wieners were detonated as a precaution. The stadium was...
  • Opinions on hotdog and hamburger condiments (Vanity)

    09/19/2008 12:32:53 PM PDT · by Domandred · 238 replies · 1,428+ views
    FR ^ | 9/19/08 | Domandred
    My wife and I are having an argument. When she makes me a hamburger she insists on putting mayo on it. So we got into an argument over the proper condiments for hamburgers and hotdogs. She insists on ketchup on her hotdogs. Mayo on her burgers. Mayo on hotdogs. I believe ketchup has no business being on a dog (should be only some form of mustard) and hamburgers can get ketchup+mustard, but not mayo. Mayo is only for deli type sandwiches. Opinions please.
  • Smokin at the Ocean Rib Eating Contest

    07/13/2008 10:05:34 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 14 replies · 311+ views
    vantiy | Jul 13 2008 | KingVanity
    It is a sport folks.As seen on ESPN the World Hot Dog eating Champ Joey from San Jose California kept this years title in the USA. Well today he at over 8 pounds of rib meat. King Vanity had a blast watching the panal of grown men compete for this years Smoking At the Ocean rib eating Championship Belt. He visited with all the contestants post contest and enjoyed their grunting in abdominal pain. Other contestants were World Champs in eating Jalepenos, Captain Crunch, fried Asparugus and much more. Can you imagine downing jars of Mayonnaise? It is true.
  • Dog Off the Menu for Olympics

    07/10/2008 11:51:05 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 63 replies · 202+ views ^ | 07.11.2008 | From correspondents in Beijing
    BEIJING has asked hotels and restaurants in the city to take dog meat off the menu for the duration of next month's Olympics and September's Paralympics. Dog is eaten by the large Korean community in China's capital and is also popular in Yunnan and Guizhou restaurants. A directive from the Beijing Food Safety Office issued last month ordered Olympic contractor hotels not to provide any dishes made with dog meat and said any canine material used in traditional medicated diets must be clearly labelled. Concerned that canine dishes might offend animal rights groups and Western visitors, Beijing said restaurants expected...
  • Police: Woman Stabs Husband During Fight Over Hot Dogs For Dinner

    04/05/2008 1:03:21 PM PDT · by woofie · 84 replies · 180+ views
    Drudge ^ | April 4, 2008
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A 28-year-old woman in Orange County stabbed her husband during a fight that sparked over having hot dogs for dinner, according to a sheriff's office report. At some point, the man snatched the plate of hot dogs from his wife's hands, the report said. The action prompted the woman to stab her husband in the shoulder with a steak knife, according to authorities. Anton Van Bladel then alleged grabbed a handgun and pointed it at the woman's head and said he was going to kill her. Both a knife and a handgun were recovered from the...
  • The Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog: So Good It's Illegal

    02/10/2008 10:11:33 PM PST · by traviskicks · 66 replies · 1,833+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/6/08 | DANIEL HERNANDEZ
    Densely packed buildings, well-weathered and decaying, line the corridors of the southeastern section of downtown L.A.'s commercial district. The streets and sidewalks are choked with traffic and people. Spanish names and phrases dominate the signage and snatches of overheard conversations. This is one of those places in the city where it would be easy to convince an outsider that Los Angeles is not functionally a part of the United States. It feels more like a satellite metropolis of Latin America, magically implanted north of the U.S.-Mexico line. Here, in the middle of the pedestrian traffic rushing by in the Fashion...
  • Cop writes a ticket for giant sausage

    08/10/2007 2:03:06 PM PDT · by UB355 · 34 replies · 1,184+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/10/2007 | Kevin Pang
    A massive hot dog clogged Chicago's main artery Thursday morning. In a rare occurrence of an encased-meat vehicle committing a traffic violation, Chicago police ticketed the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for illegal parking on the Magnificent Mile.
  • Portillo's Hot Dogs (and more!)

    06/16/2007 3:07:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies · 650+ views
    On the advice of pal and fellow FReeper, al baby, I tried Portillo's Hot Dogs (it's pronounced por-TILL-ohs). It's a Chicago area chain, but they recently opened a store in Buena Park, CA near where I live. They not only serve hot dogs, but also burgers, sandwiches, salads and other items. I started off with their Beef Hot Dog with everything, which is the classic Chicago Hot Dog. It was very, very good. I then had an Italian Beef sandwich. It was wonderful. If they come to your area, try 'em. I'm sure I'll be back. :) Here's their national...
  • Men Who Ate Dog in Hong Kong Appeal Jail Sentence (WARNING - VERY DISTURBING)

    06/08/2007 7:49:19 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 23 replies · 582+ views ^ | June 8, 2007 | Author: DPA
    (Hong Kong)--Four Hong Kong men sentenced to jail for slaughtering and eating two dogs launched an appeal of their sentence Friday. The men, aged 40 to 49, were sentenced to 30 days in December after pleading guilty to killing and cooking two mongrel dogs that had been raised by one of the men. At the hearing, they claimed that eating dogs was part of Chinese culture, but their argument was rejected by the magistrate, who said men and dogs had a bond of friendship that should not be abused. At the appeal Friday, their defence counsel asked the court to...
  • Hot Dogs May Cause Genetic Mutations

    08/14/2006 3:32:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 462+ views on yahoo ^ | 8/14/06 | Charlie Q. Choi
    Everyone knows hot dogs aren't exactly healthy for you, but in a new study chemists find they may contain DNA-mutating compounds that might boost one's risk for cancer. Scientists note there is an up to 240-fold variation in levels of these chemicals across different brands. "One could try and find out what the difference in manufacturing techniques are between the brands, and if it's decided these things are a hazard, one could change the manufacturing methods," researcher Sidney Mirvish, a chemist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, told LiveScience. Mirvish and his colleagues examined hot dogs because...
  • **Free Republic Visits Ronald Reagan Library (Pictures by Syncro and Dr. Zoo Crew)**

    07/25/2006 10:36:26 PM PDT · by Syncro · 53 replies · 4,513+ views
    The Institute of Phenomonology ^ | July 25, 2006 | Syncro
    Saturday July 22, 2006 the Freeper Motorhome (60' with Hot Tub on the top) arrives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.The Robinsons arrive at the Ronald Reagan Library on Saturday. FR Security Personnel (in sunglasses left rear and under FR hat in foreground left) check area as Jim and family enter facility. Jim and Shelia Check out the Library.
  • Flaming dog meat sets school on fire

    07/21/2006 6:19:28 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 5 replies · 209+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | July 21, 2006 | staff writer
    Flaming dog meat sets school on fire 21-07-2006 From: Reuters   A CHINESE headmaster, who tried to buy off colleagues by cooking dog meat for them after secretly selling off trees around the school, ended up setting fire to classrooms when the meal burst into flames, a Chinese newspaper said on Friday.Ten classrooms containing televisions, computers, printers and textbooks burned down, leaving nearly 100 children unable to go to school, the Beijing Youth Daily said. The headmaster, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, sold off a 1000-tree arboretum surrounding the school on the sly, the newspaper said. "In order...
  • Hide Your Hot Dogs: 2 W.Pa. Men Vie for Speed Eating Title

    07/04/2006 6:35:28 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 67 replies · 1,526+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 7/4/06 | Richard Gazarik
    Two Western Pennsylvania men will belly up to the World Series of eating today. They will try to become the best of the wurst in the dog-eat-dog world of competitive eating, wolfing down wieners at Coney Island in Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Brian Subich, of Johnstown, Cambria County, and Chip Simpson, 24, of Harrisville, Butler County, are two of 16 contestants who qualified to compete in the contest that's been won the past five years by a 5-foot-7, 150-pound Japanese man, Takeru Kobayashi. He once put down 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes. The contest, which has...
  • Bonds Hits No. 713, Moves Within One Of Ruth

    05/07/2006 10:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 180 replies · 2,702+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 7 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Barry Bonds is heading home, one behind the Babe. Bonds hit his 713th homer Sunday night, moving within one of tying Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list. The San Francisco Giants' slugger hit a mammoth shot in the sixth inning off Philadelphia right-hander Jon Lieber, sending a 2-1 pitch off the facade of the right-field upper deck during a 9-5 loss to the Phillies. "They tell me that's the way the Babe used to hit them," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. Bonds' fifth homer of the season was estimated at 450 feet, one of...
  • Allen Brothers - prime steaks and more

    05/07/2006 11:46:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies · 2,181+ views
    Rush was talking about the Allen Brothers on his show the other day. He'd ordered some gourmet hot dogs from them for one of his parties. He said they were great. He also said they are one of the chief suppliers for prime steakhouses in the country. The prices are a bit steep. Has anyone here ever ordered from them?