Extreme Hot Dogging at Dodger Stadium
There’s no way to look “cool” while ordering five hot dogs for yourself.
Even with, say, hair freshly-greased back, the leatherest of leather jackets on your shoulders, and placing your request whilst sitting in a classroom chair that’s been flipped backwards as if you’re about to “rap” to the kids like a hip substitute teacher, you do not feel a high level of self-worth while asking for five dogs, all the fixins, a bottle of water to wash ‘em down.
But such is the price that comes with hardcore no-holds-barred investigative journalism.
Hot dogs are not meant to be eaten five-at-a-time unless your name is Kobayashi and you’re in Coney Island. Yet, that’s what I’m trying to accomplish here at Dodger Stadium. It’s all part of an ill-advised and second-guessed-as-soon-as-I-pitched-the-idea taste test of the stadium’s five new “Extreme Loaded Dogs,” a turn of phrase which, honestly, doesn’t bring up the most appetizing of sentiments.
For $7.50 a pop, customers get to choose from:
(1) The Heater, a normal Dodger Dog topped with Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese slaw;
(2) The Frito Pie Dog, topped with chili, cheese and Fritos;
(3) the Big Kid Dog, a mess of Fritos and “gooey” Mac and Cheese;
(4) the Doyer Dog, a vaguely racist-sounding variety with nacho cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and onions;
(5) the Tailgate Dog, a Frankenstonian monstrosity which buries the hot dog under a pile of beans, BBQ sauce, and potato salad.
Read about the gustatory adventure here!
Yes! Just saw these last weekend. This summer is going to be AWESOME!