I bow down, to the master!
I was married on that day…(ages ago)
Jeez, if I had only known.. I could cheapied out on the food at the reception[}:)]
Yipee! Finaly something to bring us out of the winter doldrums.
Good news indeed.
Now to locate my decorations from last years event. Chow Jim
NCD 2008 is happening on March 22 2008
National Corndog Day is a celebration of basketball, the corn dog, tater tots, and American beer that occurs in March of every year on the first Saturday of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. By 2007, parties celebrating National Corndog Day occurred at 113 locations in more than 30 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Australia.
National Corndog Day was inaugurated in 1992 in Corvallis, Oregon by high-school students Brady Sahnow and Henry Otley. The first celebration was informal and involved simply corndogs and basketball. In subsequent years, National Corndog day was expanded to include tater tots and beer and gradually spread to other cities. Currently, the celebration is sponsored by Foster Farms, a Livingston, California-based poultry producer that supplies corndogs to each party location. Operations for National Corndog Day currently are governed by a board of directors consisting of select event hosts (or "city captains") based in various cities across the United States.
Corn dogs … one of my favorite foods to eat with mustard. Hot Sam’s too.
Either regular yellow mustard or Coleman’s hot works for me.
(yikes, I was momentarily date challanged … ok so I bumped it)
BTW: NCD 2008 is happening on March 22 2008
Probably pre cooked the burger..
how did they get the hamburger to stay on the stick to deep fry it? Just curious how that worked.
Here in Huntsville, AL, most of us call a corndog a "dip dog", only because we had a wonderful place that sold homemade "dip dogs" and you could either eat inside or they had a walk up counter. As with most local spots it is now long gone. But I can never forget eating a dip dog there with lots of mustard. They also had a burger on a stick that they dipped in the same batter as a dip dog and they deep fried it too. It was wonderful and very unique. I think most of us old Huntsvillian’s miss Zestos.
I saw a preview for a "Ham on the Street" @ Food Network, where they take a hot dog in a bun, and batter dip it and deep fry it.. Bun and all…Looked kinda interesting.. think there is a deep fried brownie mentioned also.
I know it is coming up this week…
Very cool picture, CSD! That would have been taken in their original building, obviously some years ago.
That building was knocked down in the mid to late ’90s to make way for a new Walgreen’s. There was such an uproar from the Route 66 preservation crowd, that Walgreen’s agreed to build a brand new Cozy Dog structure on the lot directly to the north of the old location.
Of course, in order to open up the space for the new Cozy Dog, they had to knock down the old A. Lincoln Motel, a classic U-shaped motor court inn with a big A-frame office right in the middle. We stayed there one night many years ago on a Route 66 trip from Chicago to St. Louis. I like to describe the A. Lincoln as the sort of place you’d see in a film noir crime movie. You know, the kind of place where the gang holes up after the bank robbery, and the leader of the gang, wearing a snap brim fedora and smoking a cigarette, pulls back the window shade just a bit to check for the cops.
The A. Lincoln Motel was a nasty, bug infested, filthy pit that was a dishonor to the source of its name. Although it was a landmark of sorts, it will not be missed.
The new Cozy Dog, on the other hand is still a fun place to stop in Springfield
Celebrating at Cozy Dog
I absolutely love corn dogs. And I’ve been wanting to try a Cozy Dog ever since seeing the piece on that pbs Hot Dog Show.
We have a serious lack of *any* dog places in my area … much less corn dogs.
A&W is the only place around … and they charge $2.90.00 for one!!! … SHAME on A&W … I hope their mothers are embarassed to be seen in public with them.
Supermarket corn dogs are awful. I’d make corn dogs at home but it is difficult to get consistently good results without a proper deep fryer (even with my trusty oil themometer).
I guess I’ll be waitin on festival and carnival season.
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