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Brian missed out on Linkhaus last week so I decided to take him there for dinner after work. Sunny has a remote broadcast there every Friday for the month of July. I think this is going to be our regular Friday thing over the next couple of weeks. At least until Sunny isn’t doing remotes there anymore.

It’s always great to see Sunny and Scott. Brian hasn’t seen them in a long while.


Jen and Armando met us there for dinner.


It was their first trip to Linkhaus also.


This is what Armando had.


This is what Jen had. I had the same thing minus all of the stuff. I could only eat one, though. Brian ate one and then the last one just had to get tossed.


Brian ordered the same hotdog that I had last week. The one I had two bites of and then gave the rest to Shane. Brian said the large hotdog intimidated him a little, but he gave it his best anyway.


Try as he could, he could not finish it either.


In addition to all the hotdogs, we also had an order of tater tots, some Cajun tater tots and some mini beignets. Linkhaus is kind of growing on me. See you there next Friday?

Freddy’s Frozen Custard

We celebrated Grandparents’ Day at Freddy’s Frozen Custard on Sunday.


Brian and I usually split a hotdog and a double cheeseburger. It’s the perfect meal for us. The only downside is that you don’t get as much fries when you do a hotdog and burger combo because they take up so much room in the basket. LOL.


Donna had a patty melt and onion rings.


Always save room for dessert. I had a classic turtle with bananas. Yum!

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Chris Frank at Let’s Be Frank

Brian and his coworker/friend Chris Frank went to Let’s Be Frank for lunch today. We still need to take grandma there because she’s been wanting to try it.

Chris Frank @ Lets be Frank

World’s Biggest Hotdog Eating Contest

Brian and I were surfing the channels today and caught a glimpse of Nathan’s hotdog eating contest on TV. That is so sick! It’s an American tradition that has been going on for almost a century. Suprisingly, the most winningest (if that’s even a word) champion is Japanese Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi. Kobayashi was victorious for six consecutive years from 2001 to 2006.

In 2007 he met his match in the form of Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. Chestnut won the contest and set the American and world records for most hotdogs consumed in a twelve minute period: 66 hotdogs! I feel sick just thinking of it. Talk about indigestion!

In this year’s contest, the time limit was reduced to ten minutes. Both Kobayashi and Chestnut were tied at 59 hotdogs. For the first time ever, the contest needed a tie breaker to determine the champion. Who can eat five additional hotdogs the fastest? Chestnut won the tie breaker and is now the reigning champion for two consecutive years running: 2007 and 2008. [Click here for more information about this year’s results and here for more on Nathan’s International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest.]

I like hotdogs plenty, but one is enough for me. Anyway, watching the show made me think of my favorite places to eat hotdogs. Brian and I can agree on only one place: Freddy’s Frozen Custard. Freddy’s uses Chicago-style Vienna beef hotdogs.

However, the Chicago vs. New York who has better hotdogs debate is prevalent even in Wichita. I know many people who swear by Metro Grill hotdogs, my other favorite place to eat hotdogs. Metro Grill uses Nathan’s Famous hotdogs.

Brian says that I need to eat at a real Nathan’s in order to get the full experience. I guess that will be on must-do list when vist Coney Island (at some point). For a location a bit closer to us, there’s a Nathan’s in St. Louis, MO. Although at almost 400 miles away, it’s still a little far.

There is this place in Atlanta we saw on TV called The Varsity. Located in downtown Atlanta, this place holds the world record as the “world’s largest drive in.” They can accommodate 600 cars and over 800 people inside. Amazing! I have no idea what kind of hotdogs they use, though.

Has anyone ever been to The Varsity in Atlanta? What about Nathan’s in Coney Island (or any other Nathan’s location)? Care to share your experience?

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