In your face, State Fair: Summerfest will offer one-pound, $25 hot dog
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In a clear attempt to top whatever deep-fried horrors the Wisconsin State Fair has up its cut-off sleeves for 2012 (Mayonnaise? Water?), Summerfest has unveiled a one-pound, Chicago-style hot dog it intends to unleash on an unsuspecting, picnic-table-dancing public. According to the Journal Sentinel, the Frankendog is the creation of longtime Summerfest vendor Martino’s, and will sell for the low, low price of $25. The dog—which measures a staggering 22 inches long—will be served on a loaf of soft Italian bread, and is meant to serve four or five hungry, shameless people.
Says Summerfest food and beverage director Eric Heinritz: “It’s one of those things where you get the visual, you get the ‘where did you get that, and what is that?’ People will be talking about the big hot dog they saw down at Summerfest.”
Indeed. We can see it now: A race of future-dwelling, middle-aged Summerfest patrons fondly remembering the time they saw a family of four wolf down a nearly two-foot hot dog before The Avett Brothers show. Or the B-52s show, because God knows they’ll still be playing Summerfest in 30 years.
Maybe then, in a bright and distant future, we’ll finally know what hot dogs are made of: