Hot Dogs Are Not Sandwiches, Ladies and Gentlemen

Our previous blog post was about Oscar Mayer stating that yes, a hot dog is a sandwich. The statement generated lots of opinions. Before that, we talked about The Takeout, a website which also made its mission to ask a bunch of famous people and public figures whether they believed that a hot dog is indeed a sandwich. After five months, some results have emerged. Perhaps unsurprisingly, more than fifty percent of respondents were adamant that no, a hot dog is not, in fact, a sandwich. Based on that number, you may be wondering what justification was given as to...

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Celebrating Charles Feltman

This week, we are excited and honored to celebrate what would have been the 177th birthday of Charles Feltman, the man who invented the hot dog and also served as the inspiration behind the rebirth of Feltman’s of Coney Island, now considered to be one of, if not the best hot dog in New York City. After emigrating to the United States from Germany, Charles Feltman came to America already having a strong understanding of the frankfurter and strong baking experience. He used this knowledge to launch his own pushcart pie wagon on Coney Island in 1867 where beachgoers would...

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Babe Ruth: Legendary Player, Legendary Hot Dog Eater

If you’re a Yankees fan, you’re more than likely quite familiar with George Herman Ruth Jr., better known to his friends and fans as “Babe” Ruth. The legendary baseball player achieved the height of his fame as the outfielder for the New York Yankees, achieving some impressive MLB records including more than 700 home runs and a slugging percentage of .690, the latter of which, decades later, has yet to be broken. Today, Babe Ruth is largely regarded as the greatest baseball player of all time. Besides his incredible skills as a baseball player, Babe Ruth also became known for...

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