What is in this article?:
- MLB fans to gobble 20 million dogs in 2012
- Hot dog highlights
- Americans will consume 20.5 million hot dogs this season, enough to round the bases 28,489 times, and if laid end to end would stretch from the new Marlins Ballpark in Miami to Coors Field in Denver.
Hot dog highlights
Food Network Hot Dog Bars: These topping bars will make their debut in Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis and Texas featuring a ¼ pound hot dog served on a potato roll. Fans can choose from basic toppings such as mustard, relish and sauerkraut, but can also add bacon chunks, corn chips and other unique toppings. All together there are 500 million total topping combinations available.
Cali Dog: Anaheim is welcoming their two major offseason acquisitions, Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson with two different Cali Dogs, each wrapped in a flour tortilla and deep fried. The North will be topped with housemade chili and cheddar cheese while the South will be topped with pico di gallo, shredded lettuce and an avocado sour cream.
Polish Hill Dog: The Pirates are celebrating Pittsburgh’s polish heritage with the Polish Hill Dog, an all beef footlong grilled and topped with mini potato pierogies, coleslaw and homemade onion straws served on a potato roll. The Pirates also offer a Pulled Pork Pierogi Stacker Dog and a Reuben Dog.
St. Louis BBQ Bacon Wrapped Dog: The Cardinals offer a Jumbo Hunter Dog wrapped with bacon served on a fresh Fazio’s bun with baked beans, a dill pickle slice and topped with pico de gallo, Dijon aioli, sweet bbq, and tobacco onions.
Sobe Hot Dog: Along with a new name and a new stadium, the Miami Marlins will debut a new hot dog. The Sobe Hot Dog is an all beef grilled dog with mango slaw, toasted split top bun with chipotle mayo and potato sticks. Fans won’t even have to get out of their seats to get one. The Marlins will allow fans to use MLB’s “At Bat” app on their smartphones to order food from one of seven concessions, pay from their seat and find out when it will be ready at the closest location.
Hot Dogs and Sausages on a Budget
Several teams will offer hot dog specials this season. Whether its Dollar Dog Mondays for the first 20,000 hot dogs at Target Field in Minnesota, $1.00 hot dog day at Dodger Stadium for Memorial Day, or a Nats Pack in Washington that comes with chips and a drink, fans can get their favorite stadium food on a budget. Between the different styles, tastes and prices, hot dogs and sausages are truly for fans of all types!
For additional information, visit the Council online at http://www.hot-dog.org/.