Happy National Hot Dog Day Maine! [VIDEO]
How about a famous Red Snapper Hot Dog1 Anyone?
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council designate July as National Hot Dog Month, which varies year to year. It's usually the 3rd Wednesday of July , but in 2020 it falls on Wednesday, July 22
The hot dog is a American as it gets, no outdoor barbecue, or camping trip is complete without it. I have yet to go to see a Boston Red Sox game and not enjoyed a Fenway Frank. Growing up there were many Saturday nights where beans & hot dogs were the menu for dinner. And if you are from the great State of Maine, we have a special type of dog that is all our own, much to the chagrin of some people.
You know you are in Maine when you hit a Hannaford, and see the one and only Maine Red Snapper Hot Dog alongside regular, old boring hot dogs. W.A.Bean & Sons have been making them since 1918! The are easy to spot in top split buns. The way it got it’s name is obvious when to take a glance at the package, and of course they have a bit of snap when you have a taste. They taste great not only on their own , but cutting some up and throwing in with some mac & cheese is even better. Hero’s in Bangor serves up Maniah Mac & Cheese on the regular (I like to mix some ketchup in with that, but that is another story for another time)
Maine even has a annual hot dog festival that sadly was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, like pretty much everything else this year. They have however vowed to return in 2021. So it's as much a part of Maine as lobsters, Moxie, and blueberries.
Whatever your preference may be, it's National Hot Dog Day, so grab mustard, or relish, or ketchup, fire up the girll and enjoy!