So since I now live such a wiener-centric life I was doing some light reading on the other types of hot dogs–specifically regional dogs. We all know about the Chicago Dog, but did you know that there is a Seattle Dog?
Yep. it’s your standard dog topped with sauerkraut, sauteed onion, brown mustard, and cream cheese. Well, this combo was just weird enough that I had to try it.
But instead of just making an ordinary ol’ dog and slapping the toppings on it, I had some left over crescent roll dough from another meal so I made myself a Seattle Hot Dog Hot Pocket.
This was good. Really good. And because of the sauteed onions and the sauerkraut and the cream cheese there was a pierogie vibe going on. Actually, if you replaced the frank with a kielbasa or some other Polish sausage in there (and take out the mustard), you’d have a dough-wrapped Bloomfield Bridge Tavern Polish Platter. It’s a Polish Calzone!
I also discovered by doing a “pierogie dance” Google (yeah, what of it?) a PIEROGIE DANCE PARTY was held in Cleveland earlier this year. I love the description:
April Friday the 13th 2012, we will combine cutting edge music, visuals and pierogi into Cleveland’s biggest dance party.
DJs! Pierogies! Visuals! I adore the 8-bit ‘rogies in the video.
But this means that we need to step up our game, Pittsburgh. If we can bring back roller disco I think we can out-pierogie Cleveland. Maybe set one of the racing pierogies on fire and shoot it through a cannon across the Allegheny river, while the William Tell Overture plays. Use this as a visual aide:
That’s a winner.