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New Video Outlines Proper Chili Dog Eating Etiquette

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

In advance of this year’s National Chili Day on February 25, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) partnered with Washington, D.C.’s legendary Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant and its resident historian, George Washington University’s Bernard Demczuk, Ph.D., to release a new video detailing the proper way to eat a chili dog to avoid sauce slippage. The video features Dr. Demczuk and NHDSC ‘Queen of Wien’ Janet Riley explaining the proper strategy to eat a chili dog from start to finish. The tips are adapted from Dr. Demczuk’s “Bernie’s Dog Bite Method” brochure, and outline five steps to conquer the chili dog. The steps include the proper positioning of the dog, the ideal grip, the strategy for lifting the hot dog, the ideal angle for entering it into your mouth and the correct way to bite the dog. The video was shot at Washington, D.C.’s original Ben’s Chili Bowl location where President Obama and numerous other elected officials, celebrities, athletes and others have enjoyed chili dogs and half smokes.

This is the latest NHDSC video on hot dogs, and supplements the officialhot dog etiquette guide and ‘ how hot dogs are made’ videos. All of the NHDSC’s videos and other resources on hot dog facts, history and culture are available at www.hot-dog.org. The NHDSC is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NHDSC.

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