Friday, July 27, 2007

WV Hot Dog Festival on Saturday.

If you are looking for some family fun for tomorrow, come to Huntington's Pullman Square for the 2007 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival. A whole bunch of vendors from the Huntington area will be their selling their signature pups.

For those from out-of-town, here are some pointers:

  • Park in the garage. It is a couple of bucks to park there, but you can't beat the garage for easy accessibility in and out of the Square.
  • Get a Stewart's hot dog....and discover why Huntington doesn't deserve equal representation with Charleston in the legislature.
  • For soft drinks, you need only purchase Frostop root beer. It is truly the beverage of the gods.
  • Be sure to try Huntington's two 5 weenie HDJs, Hillbilly Hot Dogs and M & M Dairy Bell.
  • If Sam's Hot Dog Stand has once again neglected to bring slaw, boycott them in protest.
  • Try a Johnny Dog, even though they don't have slaw. He works out of a downtown pushcart, so slaw would be a very bad idea in the summer.
  • Check out the weenie dog races at noon. Running Dachshunds are the third funniest things in the animal kingdom.
  • Eat light meals today and for breakfast tomorrow. Fresh vegetables and whole grains will help prepare the body for the massive intake of nitrites, nitrates, salt, and fat.
  • Don't get a dog for every member of the family at every stand. By all means, try each stand if you wish, but sharing will maximize variety and minimize intestinal discomfort later.
  • Keep in mind that Starbucks and Coldstone Creamery are there, too.

I would recommend taking about $25-$40 for a family of three or four (I have a roll of John Adams dollar coins ready and waiting). That should more than cover everything and buy a couple bottles of Tums at CVS on the way home.

1 comment:

Barbie Girl said...

Barbie Girl is dressed and ready to head out to the Hot Dog Festival! YAY!