Did you know? July is National Hot Dog Month. And according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will eat over seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Damn. That's a lot of sausage. And Seattle is definitely contributing its share to the statistic.
First off, Chef Jason McClure of Sazerac will be grilling homemade Andouille sausages starting at 11 a.m. tomorrow, June 24 . The first 300 people to make it downtown can score a spicy link, potato chips, and a drink for just $2. (Be early. About 1,600 people showed up the last time they did this.)
Weiner-mania continues at the 4th Annual Gay Pride Hot Dog Blessing at the Bottleneck Lounge at 11 p.m. Friday, June 25. Attendees can chow down on free deep fried danger dogs, courtesy of Po Dog. In case you're curious, the heart-attack-in-a-bun comes wrapped in bacon and smothered in sautéed onions and chili sauce.If you prefer an all-America, no frills hot dog, then hit up Bottleneck from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 26 and 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27 when they will be slinging more free hot dogs (veggie and non) to patrons. And you can wash all that meat down with $3.50 draft beers.
Happy Hot Dog Month!