Monday, April 9, 2012

Hingham Beer Works 7th Inning Stretch

The other night I went to Hingham Beer Works with my college buddy. Generally, I'm not a fan of Beer Works but an old pal shared with me his recent wiener experience there. Of course I had to check it out myself. I had my college buddy join me on this excursion.

So what's so special about this wiener? I'll just copy from their website: "THE 7th INNING STRETCH: One pound all beef hot dog on a baguette topped with sauerkraut, relish, sauteed peppers and onions and served with fiery fries, mustard, ketchup and ranch dressing."

I found it odd that they put ketchup on it standard since a lot of wiener snobs are anti-ketchup. Wait a minute...


That's a big wiener. About 20 inches, maybe 2 feet. I got one of these behemoths and so did my buddy. It would have been sensible to share one since we each had half a wiener left at the end. It was a little intimidating to have these two monsters sitting on the table. I felt like I was at the bottom of the food chain about to be gobbled up by a dragon. The only things missing were wings and a sharp-toothed-mouth.

I'm guessing these have to be made by the same people that make them for Jaxson's in Florida. How many people make wieners of this ridiculous proportion? It tasted the same anyway.

Don't get me wrong this was a pretty good wiener but, it was difficult to eat. The massiveness of the wiener surrounded by a giant crusty roll made for a hard time. I practically had to unhinge my jaw just to take a bite. It was like trying to swallow a fist. I swear my jaw hurt later in the evening. I could have gone at it with a fork and knife but then I wouldn't have been eating a wiener. So it wasn't really fun to eat this thing. Unless you're accustomed to having someones arm in your throat. UGH! GRRAGH!

Beer: meh...

Anyway this is the half that I ate:

The other half went to my sister and her boyfriend.

I may revisit this wiener to see if I can down a whole one myself.

This experience get's a 3/5!

Oh yeah, it's a special for the month of April so hurry if you want to check it out!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Condiment Spotlight: Olde Cape Cod Horseradish Mustard

Olde Cape Cod Horseradish Mustard is pretty good. I found the texture to be the most notable attribute. It's a gritty and dry mustard. However, it's not pasty or thick. It's pretty flowy. Like a suspension of broken mustard seeds and horseradish. On the label they claim to use more horseradish than other brands. It is pretty prominent; I'm no horseradish mustard expert though. As far as spiciness goes, it's pretty neutral. Vinegar tang. Extended sniffing had a slight burning effect in my nares, akin to sniffing ammonia, but not unpleasant. It comes in a cool hexagonal jar! Also, it's a product of New England, which always makes me happy to see. I wish they had a spicy brown. I bought this mustard at Stop & Shop. Maybe you should too. I may buy it again.

Did I mention that the jar is a hexagon?

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