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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Remembering Those Who Have Served

Happy November, everyone! This month, we celebrate the start of the holiday season, having great food with close friends and loved ones during Thanksgiving, and also recognizing the many brave individuals that have served in the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day. Held every year on November 11, Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day. While Memorial Day also focuses on men and women in the Armed Forces, Veterans Day honors the service of all military veterans, while Memorial Day is meant to remember the veterans that have passed away. There is also the lesser known Armed Forces...

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Grab a Hot Dog on the Go During the New York Marathon

Start getting your running shoes ready, ladies and gentlemen! The annual New York City Marathon is returning next month on the 4th, welcoming thousands of participants looking to take on the 20+ mile stretch winding through each of New York’s five boroughs. In fact, the New York Marathon is the largest in the world and it is known for drawing millions of spectators. In 2016, just over 50,000 people completed the marathon and last year, nearly 100,000 people applied to participate. The New York Marathon began almost fifty years ago in 1970. Though it attracts thousands today, the inaugural marathon...

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