It is the last year for Major League Baseball at Turner Field in Atlanta. Despite its tender young age of 17, it will be demolished as the Braves head for swankier digs next season. As an aside, both Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are over 100 years old. I guess they really don’t build them like they used to.
|The Everything Dog|
To help celebrate the last season in downtown Atlanta, the Braves are entering the “oh my God” hot dog race with their newest concession entry The Everything Dog, or T.E.D. for short. Not sure if the name is also a clever nod to the man who made baseball in Atlanta fashionable, Ted Turner. In any case it is at least as big as Ted’s ego and a formidable entry into the monster dog foray.
The Everything Dog has nearly everything available at a typical ballpark concessions stand jampacked into one bun. It includes, of course, a footlong hot dog, topped with concessions condiments: fries, chili, nacho chips, beer cheese, jalapenos, and popcorn (yes, popcorn). All that on a bun and then drizzled with coca-cola infused BBQ sauce (you did know the Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta didn’t you?).
No word on how much is weighs or costs yet, but both numbers are certain to be hefty. Although, considering the it could feed at least two normal fans (normal fans, not me), it might end up being a bargain. Particularly when you figure in that you can get by with one trip to the concession stand and end up doing something unheard of, like actually watching baseball at the baseball park.
I am not sure my search for the best ballpark hot dog will take me to Atlanta this year, but this dog makes a trip worth considering. If not, I call upon another dog to report on the dog. Atlanta native, Navy Gunner’s Mate and hero of the Western Pacific: Troy Clardia...the bat signal is sweeping the sky and beckoning you to Turner Field to tackle this dog and give our readers a full report. Don’t let us, or your country, down.