July is National Hot Dog month. The National Hot Dog Council estimates Americans will eat more than 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. On the weekend of July 4, the biggest hot dog holiday of the year, 155 million dogs will be downed.
While Acadiana is better known for its hot links, lots of restaurants and drive-ins put on the dog. Hub City Diner takes hot dogs seriously, barking up six new designer frankfurters on a special menu that includes the Atomic Cajun Dog, doused in homemade chili, cheese and a jolt of jalapeno peppers. There's bratwurst in the Milwaukee Brat, Texas Corn Dog on a stick and the Chicago Cubbie Dog, which is "dragged though the garden" with mustard, sweet relish, chopped onion, peppers and fresh chopped tomato.
Other notable hot dog vendors in the region include Frosto in Crowley, Viator's Drive-In in New Iberia and the Huberville Grocery in Jeanerette, which buys its French bread buns from LeJeune's Bakery.
At Freezo, in New Iberia, you have to speak the lingo. A chili dog is just chili on a bun. Order a chili cheese dog, and you only get chili and cheese. You have to ask for a cheese dog (that's chili, cheese and a hot dog). Otherwise, they hold the wiener.
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Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
Appropriate for the season of giving, exhibit features behind-the-scenes images of beloved icon.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
If all 44 projects are approved, about $300 million would remain in the fund set up as a down payment to help the Gulf.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, December 06, 2013
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“Shell’s abrupt decision to cancel its North American GTL project just 10 weeks after concluding a multi-year site-selection process is obviously very disappointing news,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret tells Daily Report.
The quirky songwriter showcase takes over the stage at Blue Moon Saloon Saturday night for a final go-round with all-new performers.
Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork.
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