Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

Balance harmony
As water seeks its level
Yin yang, chili slaw

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

Beef pork or chicken
Academics are worthless
Good hot dogs don’t care

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

Warm and soft is right
Life is cold and unbending
Buns should be better

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

Paper or foil
Enhances hot dog spirit
Foam coffins bring death

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

North Central folks say
Slaw is wrong and we know best
Foolish heads in sand

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

Mustard chili slaw
Onions may be omitted
This is the true way

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

West Virginia
Chili slaw mustard onions
The one true hot dog

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hot Dog Haiku

The people forget

Haiku hot dog blogging starts
Again people think

Friday, May 13, 2011

Charleston HDJ Review - Five Corners Cafe

In a location that formerly housed another HDJ (see review of Neighbormart here), Five Corners Cafe had a leg up on life simply by association Neighbormart had great hot dogs and if not for the intervention of the West Virginia Tax Department would no doubt be still serving them today. While it offends me to believe this I think I know that it is true: when you don't pay your taxes the state is glad to help facilitate change without regard to how good your hot dogs are. Sad.

Especially sad in this case because this change was NOT for the better, at least when it comes to hot dogs.

Spurred by this Daily Mail story about the new restaurant and buoyed by the hope that a staff of five of with 150 years of restaurant experience would have to make good hot dogs, I made my way over the Five Corners. Riding this wave of optimism, I forked over way too much money for 2 hot dogs ($2.39 each) and waited in glorious expectation for them to arrive. I waited, and waited and waited. 25 minutes later my two hot dogs arrived. And the chili had beans in it.

That sound you hear is the sad deflation of my formerly high expectations of getting good hot dogs.

Not only did the chili have beans, the slaw was tasteless. The bun was grilled unnecessarily and the weenie was charred from over grilling.

Perhaps the rest of the menu is better at Five Corners Cafe, but you only get one shot at a Fail. 1 Weenie. And that's generous.