The smoked elk hot dog
I was thinking of doing a post asking everyone to tell us how you're celebrating the Fourth. But frankly, I don't think yours could compete with guest poster Bucky's. EL
Tomorrow is Independence Day, and this year we will engage in one of our semi-traditional activities, going up into the mountains to have lunch at the Coney Island Boardwalk Hot Dog Stand in Bailey, Colo. ...
I say “semi-traditional” because it isn’t something we plan our Fourth around. But if we aren’t traveling and if we aren’t having a neighborhood block party and if Bucky Jr. isn’t having one of his combination cookout/horseshoe pitching tournaments, that’s what Kaikala and I do on the Fourth of July.
None of those other diversions will be present tomorrow; we’re going to Coney Island Boardwalk for lunch.
As you can see, the Coney Island Boardwalk Hot Dog Stand is a building designed to look like a hot dog in a bun. That is its primary attraction. It also makes it a sort of fun place to eat.
We’ve discussed before in the blog about the “proper hot dog” and the “proper hot dog condiments.” I don’t think anyone has ever opined on a smoked elk hot dog with jalapenos and cheddar cheese. (Picture of menu included just so you know I’m not making it up.) But that’s very likely what I’m eating tomorrow.
And just to be contrary, I think I’ll put ketchup on it.