Following the call from the American Academy of Pediatrics for a redesign of the common hot dog (statistically, one of the most choked-on foods around), a Chicago-based meat company appears to have a pretty straightforward solution. Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats gives you The Big Hot Dog: a seven-pound wiener made of veal, beef, and pork, measuring 16 inches in length and four inches in diameter.
Best served sliced into patties on a hamburger bun, a Big Hot Dog will run you $29.95 at bighotdog.com, but an American Academy of Pediatrics special now affords you $10 off. Now, that’s a deal that’s easy to swallow.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 24, 2010