Thursday, July 2, 2009

The American (and tasty) Diplomat

This 4th of July don't forget to indulge in the oh-so American favorite, the diplomat of American snacks; the hot dog.
Dan Barry of the New York Times recently wrote a piece wonderfully titled, "Ambassador Hotdog."

"In the formal language of diplomacy, perhaps, the presentation of a hot dog may say: “On behalf of the United States of America, may we offer you this tubular delight of meat, meat byproducts, curing agents and spices?” But what it really says is: “How ya doin’? Wanna beer? Such is the democratic charm of the hot dog."

Only in America would we celebrate the birth of a nation with a hot dog eating contest at Nathans Famous Frankfurters.

So, go forth Washingtonians and celebrate the red, white and....uh, yellow!

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