Hot dog season has officially begun and it’s one of my favourite times of the year! The air is filled with the smell of onions and bbq wieners. This heavenly summertime food can be found at several outdoor establishments including street fairs, exhibitions, picnics, and many businesses province wide.
I’ll be traveling this summer throughout Saskatchewan (wherever my nose will take me) trying out the many hot dog stands while supporting local charities/fundraising organizations or attending neighbouring businesses hosting customer appreciation events.
It is said this tasty delicacy, originally called dachshund sausages, and its cart came to life in North America in 1867 on Cony Island by German immigrant Charles Feltman. Rumour is he was slinging sausages, milk rolls and sauerkraut from a cart in the NYC Bowery and sold over 3,684 his first year. ¹
The hot dog is one of the most versatile foods ever! It can be boiled, grilled, fried, and even eaten right out of the fridge. There are also many ways you can dress up your frankfurter. Try some of these combinations or be creative and invent your own:
Celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 20 (third Wednesday in July) with your favourite weenie, frankfurter, hot dog, wiener, sausage, or dog or whatever you choose to call it and enjoy!
-Karen is the Marketing Support Assistant on the Brand & Digital Platforms Team at Directwest
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