I wish you all a happy hamburger/hot dog holiday
Posted: 27 May 2013 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Like the grocery stores, I classify all holidays by food.  We have two turkey holidays, one ham holiday, one corned beef and cabbage holiday(even though the Irish don’t eat corned beef and cabbage); the rest are hamburger/hot dog holidays.  This is one of those.
I know…it is supposed to be a solemn tribute to those in uniform but it is really all about grilling. We already have a holiday to celebrate veterans…which is also done with hamburgers/hot dogs. I think it is in November, and of course, the fourth of July which is also celebrated with hamburgers and hot dogs. I am making coney islands today…real ones…with one slight change. In addition to the hot dog, chili, cheese and onions, I top it with Mary Matheny’s secret ingredient…cole slaw.  Nathans also served them that way. Try it, but have plenty of napkins handy and a large plate.  Half will end up on the plate, or your face.
Did you know that coney islands were not invented at Coney Island, NY, but rather, in Detroit?

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