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Sunday, July 15, 2012

International Hotdog and Beer Party



The international hotdog party was something I had found online and was dying to try. Mikel added beer to it and thus was born the International Hotdog and Beer Party. The concept is that certain areas of the world eat hotdogs in very particular ways. The French slip them in hallowed out baguettes, parts of Mexico coat the dogs in sugar before laying them in the buns, etc. We wanted to taste them all (in mini 1/3 dog portions) with beers from that region. Let the fun begin!

The passports featured mock Woody Allen identity pages and were full of blank pages where we stuck, at random, round stickers representing each beer and hot dog we ate. There were 1o hot dog and beer combos to taste and you had to finnish the sample before getting the sticker in your passport.  To make it legit, we each took the roles of passport officers from a country or area and verified the sticker placements after the samples were finished. Some of us made notes in the passport next to the stickers of the beers and hotdog ingredients and what we thought of them.

The cue cards help us know which toppings to put on for each country or area of the world. The related beers are nearby for tasting. Thanks for your beer hunting skills Mikel!

Nick jumps right in.

Surprisingly yummy: The sugar coated hotdog. Really! Try it!

Kate was a pro! She did the whole world with hardly a flinch. Clean Plate Club! I think I was the only one who couldn't finnish!

The brain says "just one more" but the stomach says "get that thing away from me!"

One of the Olympic Hotdog Eating Winners. What's an Olympic Hotdog? All the toppings available on a single hotdog! (And he still has room for dessert!)


Aga and Jason brought awesome mini brownies!


Satisfied or slightly sick? Hard to tell.


Bonus Picture: Uh...no, we didn't plan that awesome shirt savvy.


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5 comments:

  1. The brain keeps asking for more while your stomach keeps denying. LOL! I've had those kind of experiences when I was just beginning to fall in love with beer. :) A Hotdog & Beer party, huh? Can you give me the website of this online hotdog party you’re talking about? I'm planning to throw a pre-Christmas party for my crew and I might consider this one.

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    1. Fun! I don't know where I saw the original list but this one

      http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2009/07/international_hot_dogs

      is a great visual list for you with lots to choose from! There are a lot of seasonal Winter and Holiday brew out there right now! That could be a lot of fun! Maybe instead of a passport you could use a drawing of Santa's sleigh like this one

      http://www.printactivities.com/ColoringPages/Christmas/Santas_Sled_01.gif

      with each reindeer representing a different hotdog or beer. Have fun with it!

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    2. :O I found very mouthwatering hotdog recipes on the website you included in your reply to Corey. Well, what can I say? Hotdog is a timeless favorite, you know. They just can’t get old! :) Have you tasted the Bubblin' Beer Hotdog? It's my favorite hotdog recipe, Jolene.

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    3. Hmm...hotdog's one of my favorite partners for beer, Rob. I’ve already tasted Bubblin' Beer Hotdog once during my uncle's 36th birthday.

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    4. I have not tasted the Bubblin' Beer Hotdog, and am adding it to my bucket list. ;-)

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