Thirty seven feet and two inches
July 12, 2004 11:22 PM   Subscribe

Hungry? How about a 37'2" hotdog? Vienna Beef was proud to feature this record breaker at Taste of Chicago earlier this month. More info over at MeatNews. Can't get enough hot dog action? Surely you saw Kobayashi chow down on ESPN 2. Still hungry? This ought to fill you up. (Note: Some of these links have gross pictures)
posted by shotsy (7 comments total)
ah, yes, it's long - but is it girthy?
posted by madamjujujive at 11:48 PM on July 12, 2004

Chicago fancies itself the nonpareil in pizza and hotdogs -- a curious conceit, since neither are very edible (way, way, waaa-aay too overdone). Gimme a Nathan's any day o' the week. Ironically, Chicago doesn't get proper respect for its BBQ, which might easily be the best in the world.
posted by RavinDave at 12:48 AM on July 13, 2004

People aren't allowed to eat it. What a waste of food. Seriously, people are starving and Vienna Beef makes a 37.2 foot hot dog that can't be consumed. What a waste. (Health codes be damned, at least feed it to the humane shelter)
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:41 AM on July 13, 2004

As many of my previous girlfriends have noted, that is one big weiner.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:48 AM on July 13, 2004

*notes that the beloved madamjujujive likes long and girthy; withdraws marriage proposal*
posted by wendell at 9:49 AM on July 13, 2004

37.2 feet? That's nothing. Let's talk about Campbellsport, WI, where they recently cooked (and ate!) a 48-foot bratwurst on a custom-made grill. Nice try, Chicago.
posted by nickmark at 10:10 AM on July 13, 2004

I saw Kobayashi's win on ESPN2 the other night, and yes, it was disgusting. Over 50-odd hot dogs, and he had to do some squiggle-squirm maneuver to stuff in the last few. I do not want to imagine the scene an hour later.

Chicago (or at least her suburbs) can also boast of Sarkis for the Loretta. Also the only restaurant I've been to where nothing has a set price.
posted by quasistoic at 1:19 PM on July 13, 2004

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