It was a beautiful springtime Saturday afternoon and I was craving ramps. I knew there would be a roadside stand in upper Kanawha City selling the delicious little leeks so I headed out to grab some in time to cook up a mess for dinner. Once I had procured my produce and since it was near lunch time I thought I should check out the hot dog offerings at nearby Galaxy Lanes. A few years ago I had an excellent "yellow slaw" dog there but they have remodeled and have new management so I wondered if they still were serving quality WVHD's.
The dog was less than mediocre. I tried to find something good to say about it, I really did, but there was nothing worth even a mild word of praise. The chili is blah, the slaw was obviously the factory chopped stuff. Everything includes chili, slaw, mustard and ketchup. No onions.
This is the second bowling alley whose dogs have been disappointing. I have to wonder: Were the great bowling alley hot dogs of my youth only a construct of my nostalgia? Could it be that they were average or worse and only the distance of my faded memories made them good? I think I'll go ahead and make it a point to visit the other two in the area (Venture and Towne & Country) soon to see if this is a trend.
In the meantime maybe I'll experiment with a recipe for ramp coleslaw.