Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beautiful Bardstown & Hot Dog Etiquette

Bardstown the Beautiful:
88.5 WJIE would like to say 'Congratulations' to Bardstown, KY!  They were declared the "Most Beautiful Small Town in America" out of 650 small towns nominated.  It's so exciting to see one of my favorite towns get honored.  In addition to it's beauty, Bardstown offers a variety of great restaurants, shops, and fun things to do.  Bardstown will be featured in a special "Best of the Road" program on the Travel Channel which will air at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  The program will feature the communities that were finalists in the contest.  For more information on the television program, visit the Nelson County Gazette Article.

Fact or Fiction:
This week on Fact or Fiction we are giving away a Family 4-pack of tickets to see a Louisville Bats Baseball game and a copy of the Rhett Walker Band CD "Come to the River."  Play Fact or Fiction on 88.5 WJIE weekday mornings at 7:20 am for your chance to win!

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Hot Dog Etiquette:
I will be the first to admit that today's topic list is random, as always.  It's National Grilling Month so today's Fact or Fiction was about Hot Dog Etiquette.  Apparently, I've been eating hot dogs wrong my entire life.  Who knew there was a 14-Point Etiquette List for Hot Dogs?

Hot Dog Etiquette 
from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council

  1. Don't put hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. Always "dress the dog," not the bun.
  2. Condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments like mustard and chili are applied first, followed by chunky condiments like relish, onions and sauerkraut, followed by shredded cheese, followed by spices, like celery salt or pepper.
  3. Do serve sesame seed, poppy seed and plain buns with hot dogs. Sun-dried tomato buns or basil flavored buns are considered gauche with franks.
  4. Don't use a cloth napkin to wipe your mouth when eating a hot dog. Paper is always preferable.
  5. Do eat hot dogs on buns with your hands. Utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns.
  6. Do use paper plates to serve hot dogs. Every day dishes are acceptable; china is a no-no.
  7. Don't take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. For foot-long wiener, seven bites are acceptable.
  8. Don't leave bits of bun on your plate. Eat it all.
  9. Don't fresh herbs on the same plate with hot dogs over-do the presentation 
  10. Don't use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.
  11. Do...Condiments remaining on the fingers after eating a hot dog should be licked away, not washed.
  12. Do use multi-colored toothpicks to serve cocktail size hot dogs. Cocktail forks are in poor taste.
  13. Don't send a thank you note following a hot dog barbecue. It would not be in keeping with the unpretentious nature of hot dogs.
  14. Don't ever think there is a wrong time to serve hot dogs.

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