Blogs from Coney Island, Long Island, New York, United States, North America


From Mashed: America loves its hot dogs. If you've ever spent time at a ballpark, attended a Fourth of July picnic, or watched Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, you can attest to this fact. If not, here are some pretty convincing numbers. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans purchased $3 billion worth of wieners in 2018, alone. During the summer, this nation will devour roughly 7 billion hot dogs. And, on the Fourth of July, revelers will nosh on 150 million of them, which equates to enough hot dogs to form a line all the way from "DC to LA more than five times." That is a sizeable heap of hot dogs. In 2019, url= Today offered that the state with the highest "estimated hot dogs eaten per capita annually" was West ... read more
Ready for July 4th?
A Big Wiener Party

Even though I end up watching (9am, ESPN) the annual 4th of July Nathan's hot dog contest, I will not eat any hot dogs this weekend. This contest cures me of my nitrite fix, and potential stomach cancer. But I plan to have my fair share of other good food. So, what do we eat for our fabulous Fourth? Over 74 million of us will do the traditional barbecue this weekend. They never publish how many new grills are sold each year. Most popular items to grill are burgers (85%), steaks (80%), hot dogs (79%), and chicken (73%). It seems they forgot seafood, ribs (both pork and beef) pork, sausage, and plant based products. Aside from Joey Chestnut, we consume over 150 million hot dogs. Americans spend more on condiments than chip and dip for their ... read more

We took the subway down to Coney Island today for the Phish show at Keyspan Park. Coney Island is one big carnival, complete with roller coasters, elephant ears, and “Shoot the Freak”. Coney Island had a nasty beach front and a cool pier that people were fishing from. The Phish show was spectactular and the venue was even cooler. I never thought that I would ever see Phish at a baseball stadium. The rain during the second set of the concert was overshadowed by the superior set list and the awesome energy of the crowd.... read more

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