For the third year running, Huntington's Pullman Square has hosted the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival. Here were some of the highlights:
M & M Dairy Bell was spotted with their 2007 Weenie Award for Best HDJ.
They also had a much better piece of real estate this year.
Throughout the day, 5 Weenie-rated Hillbilly Hot Dogs kept 30-50 people in line at any given time. I had planned on getting on of their dawgs, but I figured I'd be nice and not hog up line space for out-of-towners. I will instead head up to Lesage next weekend.
Sweet Jumpin' Josephine! Sam's Hot Dog Stand brought slaw this year! Unfortunately, limited outlet space had them bringing only their mild sauce. Next year I hope they opt for spicy, instead.
I finally got to eat a Johnny Dog from his hot dog cart.
Slaw in his small push cart would be a recipe for a minor salmonella outbreak, so Johnny instead gets a lot of mileage out of the Midwestern/Michigan-esque sauce that is sweet, rich, and loaded with green peppery goodness and jumbo-sized Cavalier franks. Not a true "WV Hot Dog," per se, but pretty close and darn tasty. Check back next month for a review.
There was also entertainment for those who had already e't too much. Here is a local stage troupe performing musical numbers. They also had a weenie dog race, but that was waaaay too crowded and one of the few times where the lines were short and, frankly, I was more concerned with the edible dogs than the one that were pooping everywhere.