Monday, January 18, 2016

Baseball and Hot Dogs

This is Day 11 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is The best stadium food you ever ate. Please visit the other participants for more delicious posts.

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom's homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past. - Homaro Cantu

I have no recollection of ever having eaten stadium food, at least as I suspect is being referred to in this prompt. I have grabbed a quick snack at a concession stand before a concert, but that was never anything to brag about.

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So I will tell you a little about what I think the perfect stadium food would have been. My aunt and uncle lived in New Hampshire, about 50 or so miles outside of Boston, the home of the Boston Red Sox. The games were watched religiously, and if not televised then listened to on the radio. 

This was back in the day of Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk, among others. Now as far as I know they never actually went to the games, but were avid fans, nonetheless.

How does that relate to stadium food? Back in the day, there were these delicious hot dogs that I knew as New Hampshire Provisions. They don't exist now, at least not like they were back then. Even the last time I had them, they were not the same. But back then they were the "best hot dogs ever". The flavor and texture were great and they used natural casings so their was a slight pop when you bit into them. Pair that with the classic New England butter-grilled buns and it was an absolute delight. Just thinking about this takes me back to those summer visits, eating hot dogs and watching the Red Sox.

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  1. I think the best stadium hot dog I've ever eaten is the foot long Dodger Dog found at Dodger Stadium, although I don't think anyone can top my own hot dog creation when you drop a slice of cheese over the top of it.

    1. When you mentioned the foot long, that brings back memories of a little ice cream/hot dog joint my family and I used to stop at on trips to visit relatives in VA. I guess they weren't anything special, but back then they were a real treat!

  2. Hot dogs and baseball always go together. When I go to new stadiums, I always make sure to get a hot dog. It's awesome that the memories of baseball go with a hot dog!

    1. Baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. I love a good hot dog,too. I sure miss those from way back when.


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