Dogged pursuit

They’re yelling “Play ball!” at the Nickel Slots Ballpark tonight, and Greg Ezell notes in the Gazette that the concession food has been substantially upgraded from last year. For example, Franx, a hot-dog vendor, has this offering known as the “Memphis”:

[It’s] a grilled dog covered in pulled pork and cole slaw. That doesn’t just hit the spot; it carpetbombs the whole area in case there are other spots around.

There is no higher praise for the humble America wiener.

Speaking of Memphis, their evil Redbirds, Triple-A farm club of the Cardinals, will be the visiting team tonight, and they have a new manager in tow: Ron “Pop” Warner, who ran the Double-A Cards affiliate in Springfield the last five years. (The S-Cards are in the Texas League, which makes even more sense than Memphis and Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    5 April 2012 · 7:12 am

    The sad thing is, you just KNOW there are going to be people who insist that hot dogs covered in pulled pork and cole slaw are precisely what’s wrong with America.

    I wouldn’t eat one on a regular basis (I’d claim concern about my girlish figure but that would be somewhat ridiculous for me to say), but it does sound like a tasty thing to try at least once.

  2. McGehee »

    5 April 2012 · 9:43 am

    I have nothing unkind to say about a hot dog with cole slaw on it, as long as it doesn’t start being added by default to every hot dog served to me, regardless of my stated preference prior to its being served.

    I wasn’t always an anti-mayonnaise crusader; I became one after moving to Coweta County, Georgia.

  3. fillyjonk »

    5 April 2012 · 10:49 am

    With you on the mayonnaise thing, man.

    I mean, it’s essential for egg salad and maybe chicken salad, but beyond that, it does not need to be in everything.

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