Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.
Yep, it’s been a while. Since we last met, LL73 ended, and I kept my A Rundle status! Also, there were no F/D questions in the last five days, so I don’t have to play catch up, but speaking of…
It seemed very appropriate to play ketchup and write a bunch of questions about hot dogs! About a year ago, I had 12 questions on hot dogs, and so here’s 12 more! Enjoy!
1. Name the restaurant chain whose humble origins began as a hot dog cart in NYC, operated by Randy Garutti (its current CEO) with food provided by restaurateur Danny Meyer (its founder). The restaurant has expanded to other foods, and is more familiar for its non-hot dog foods.
2. Name this man, a German immigrant and baker who is credited with creating the first hot dog in Coney Island in 1867. He later operated a restaurant there on Coney Island that was popular during the turn of the century, while in the last few years, a restaurant of the same name has been opened. It was at this restaurant Nathan Handwerker first worked as a bread roll slicer, before later going on to be in competition with his former boss.
3. The hot dog seen here, made with a bolilo-type bun, a hot dog wrapped in bacon, and topped with pinto beans, tomato, onions, and often mayonnaise is named for what desert?
4. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council in 2014, which MLB team consumed the most hot dogs with more than 3 million, with the Texas Rangers coming in second at a little more than 1.5 million?
5. Rød pølse, meaning “red sausage”, is a hot dog variety that is sometimes considered a national dish of what country?
6. What type of hot dog are these two guys holding?
7. The restaurant seen here is located in which city?
8. In 2002, the rights of what restaurant whose namesake was born in 1894 in Brighton, England was purchased by Nathan’s Famous?
9. What word has been covered up in this photo?
10. The “Hot Dog Summit” that took place on June 11, 1939 and was featured in the 2012 movie “Hyde Park on Hudson” was an important meal between what two leaders?
11. Name the restaurant seen here.
12. Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns in packages of 8?
1. Shake Shack
2. Charles Feltman (the restaurant was Feltman’s)
4. LA Dodgers
6. Pretzel dog (by Sonic)
8. Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips
10. FDR and George VI of England
11. The Weiners Circle
12. Basically, at some point, hot dog production was easiest when doing it by 10, and at some point, it was easiest for buns to be made in pans that created sets of 4. While technology today exists to make hot dogs and buns in any number, this standardizing has continued to be the case.