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Regional Hot Dog Guide
Is your hot dog loaded with mustard and sauerkraut, piled with fresh vegetables, or topped with sweet-spiced meat sauce, mustard, and crunchy onions? Any hot dog aficionado can pinpoint your location by your hot dog embellishment (in the three examples above: New York, Chicago, Detroit). Here’s a guide to America’s regional styles from The Daily Meal.
Oaks Theatre of Berkeley CA May Reopen with a Bakesale Betty Cafe
The local community is working hard with the owner of the dormant Oaks Theatre of Berkeley, California to come to an agreement to upgrade and reopen the theater. They’ve got ballet, theater, and opera groups interested in the space, and they’d also like to show art films two or three times a week. Part of the concept includes a Bakesale Betty café in the theater. Negotiations are ongoing.
Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off Kicks Off Maine Restaurant Week
Sea Dog Brewing of South Portland hosted this year’s Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off this past Friday. The Cook-Off is the traditional opening event to Maine Restaurant Week. The winner this year was Vignola Cinque Terre of Portland, who was here for the first time. Their winning dish: Smoked Brisket Hash Patties with Scrambled Eggs and Pea Shoots, Italian Cheese Fonduta and Salsa Verde. Guests paid $25 a ticket to sample the entries and place their votes. Read more about the Cook-Off here.
Have a Whoopski Beer with Your Whoopskidawg
A Whoopskidawg is a “char-broiled version of a Romanian, Hungarian, Polish sausage; basted in our special sauce, and served on a Whoopskiroll™, with grilled onion and a pickle.” It comes from Chicago’s Superdawg. Superdawg has collaborated with Lake Effect Brewing to create the new Whoopski Beer, which is a winter beer designed to be a “malty version of our Kölsch Beer to pair with the sweet onions and BBQ sauce of the Whoopski Polish Sausage.” We guess the real trick is to drink the beer while eating the sausage, as Superdawg doesn’t serve beer. It’ll be on tap beginning March 12th at the Iron Horse Ale House, a little under a mile from Superdawg. It’s a limited batch – when it’s gone, it’s gone!