Thirty Dollars For a Hot Dog in This Town?!

Dayna Evans · 05/20/15 02:50PM

“Hey, buddy! Hey, yeah—you! You wanna hot dog? I got some fresh water hot dogs ready for the guzzling. Some fresh New York City water dogs, all boiled in dirty water. This one’s on me—just kidding, what do I look like, some kind of dirtbag? That’ll be $30. No refunds.”

Adam Weinstein · 07/23/14 01:52PM

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Unfortunately, the president of the National Pork Producers Council is unavailable to celebrate, since he was arrested this afternoon in Washington trying to enter a Capitol complex office with his unlicensed 9mm pistol. He's probably being grilled by police.

Hot Dog Eating Champion Gets Engaged Before Winning Eighth Contest

Aleksander Chan · 07/04/14 02:00PM

Joey Chestnut, a man who is very good at eating hot dogs very quickly, won his eighth Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest today. Just before he downed 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, who said yes. Their engagement story is now: "We got engaged at a Coney Island hot dog-eating contest." Theirs is the truest of loves.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/14/13 11:28AM

You may click here to read a news story about the results of a hot dog eating contest between advertising agency employees.

Recondite Hot Dog Statue Unnerves Council Bluffs, Iowa

Hamilton Nolan · 09/13/11 04:50PM

On the morning of September 2, Council Bluffs, Iowa residents became concerned. Concerned about the strange man who was lurking across from the school bus stop on Benton Street, dressed as a hot dog. The police arrived. And were SHOCKED.

Dillard's Fired a Guy for Eating Leftover Hot Dogs

Lauri Apple · 07/09/11 01:30PM

Last Fourth of July, carnivorous dock worker Nolan Koewler got a bit more independence than he bargained for when his employer, Dillard's department store, fired him for eating two hot dogs left over from an employee picnic. Then Dillard's tried to deny him unemployment!

Rogue Hot Dog-Eating Champ's Record Is Bogus

Jeff Neumann · 07/08/11 04:15AM

On Monday, it seemed that the bad boy of competitive eating, former world champion Takeru Kobayashi had unofficially reclaimed his crown as the world's greatest eater of hot dogs when he bested nemesis Joey Chestnut at an alternate event in Manhattan. But video of Kobayashi's event proves otherwise.

Renegade Kobabayshi Sets World Hot Dog Eating Record

Max Read · 07/04/11 12:59PM

Takeru Kobayashi, who refuses to sign an exclusive contract with "Major League Eating," set a world hot dog eating record (at an independent event) by consuming 69 in ten minutes. Joey Chestnut won the official Nathan's contest with 62. [NYDN]

Los Angeles Gets Its Very First Papaya King

Brian Moylan · 05/31/11 03:29PM

Papaya King, the red and orange hot dog emporium that has been adding heartburn to Manhattanites' hangovers for decades, finally opened a branch in Los Angeles. So far there are lines out the block for the New York chain's famous hot dogs. Does this mean we're finally going to get an In 'N' Out Burger?