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June 29 2012. Mark and Scot completed their road trips today.
Finishing with a Chicago (and a Westport for good measure) was a great idea. The journey was exciting and rewarding. So much so that even while we were finishing the final dogs on our lists we were discussing doing the entire thing over again.
More to come as Ken, Dan, and company finish their trips. We’ll also be figuring out if Mark and Scot can stomach another trip through the greatness that are America’s dogs.
My (Mark’s) dogs. #16 and #17. Tuscon and Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia is kiiiind of a cop out because they make it anyway you want it. I don’t know why I did this, but I put pulled pork, baked beans, and grilled onions on it. My good lord, it was delicious! One of my favorite weeks so far (I think Richmond and Memphis still takes the cake).
Stay tuned for next week when I COMPLETE MY ROAD TRIP CHALLENGE!!!
It’s been fun.
June 22 2012. PK goes all the way. His first hot dog Friday (how did it take him so long?!). He got his first card and is only 16 beautiful hot dog experiences away from getting his own t-shirt!
June 22 2012. Burke with his Tuscon and Chicago.
The Tuscon was surprisingly delicious (I had this today too. “I” being “me”, Mark). A lot of flavor and textures. It all made up for the tortillas on top being really, really stale.
On this beautiful Friday in Chicago, I (Mark) went and got a Cincinnati and a Maxwell Street Polish at America’s dog. Both were pretty darn tasty. With these two under my belt (oh lord, that’s literal), I have only three dogs left until I finish my Road Trip. Tuscon, Philadelphia, and Chicago, here I come! Let’s see if I can wrap this up before August.
I’m reaaaallly looking forward to that t-shirt.
One city that I don’t believe is getting the recognition it deserves here is Seattle, WA. Their innovation was so surprising that it made me skeptical and needful at the same time. After I tried it I immediately wondered why I hadn’t thought of this sooner!
The dog on the left, a Seattle dog is split before grilled, served on a toasted bun, and adorned with cream cheese and grilled onions. My version also had some sesame seeds and was purchased from a food truck downtown. Go get ‘em!
After an almost two week hiatus, Mark managed to sneak in two more dogs (#8 and #9). Over halfway there!!!
The Buffalo and New York, respectively. New York was pretty standard and the Buffalo was weird. I’ve lived in Buffalo before though and have never seen a hot dog with Buffalo sauce and blue cheese. Worth a taste though!