How to Enjoy National Hot Dog Day During a Pandemic
Hot Diggity Dog! In honor of National Hot Dog Day we bring you the best five occasions to eat the summertime favorite food at a social distance. Summertime — even in stay-at-home mode — sparks our cultural desire to enjoy outdoor barbecues, picnics, the beach and baseball games.
Here are the best five occasions to eat and enjoy a hot dog this summer:
BARBECUES/PICNICS – Family and friend gatherings at a social distance during the summer of 2020 are even more of a must as Americans strive to feel “normal” after months of isolation.
BASEBALL GAMES – our national pastime returns just in time for National Hot Dog Month. Even though you won’t be able to attend an actual game this year, you will be able to enjoy watching from the comfort of your own homes. Opening Day: Thursday, July 23rd kicks-off with two nationally televised games. The reigning championWashington Nationals will play host to the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants will visit the Los Angeles Dodgers.
AT HOME: Binge watching has become a new national pastime during the age of the pandemic. Comfort food like a hot dog (a/k/a Frankfurter) is the perfect companion, especially when in quarantine or stay-at-home mode, or just want to avoid the summer heat.
AL FRESCO DINING: Craving a simple and fast food? Take advantage of the myriad of outdoor dining options in your area that offer hot dogs. In many states this form of restaurant dining is the only option. Remember to wear a mask unless you are sitting at a socially-distanced table!
HOLIDAYS/BIRTHDAYS: Many of us with summer birthdays mark the occasion with hot dogs and cake, especially children’s birthdays. Hot Dogs are also the gold standard tradition and favorite summer holiday meal for Memorial Day, July 4th and the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.
Hot Diggity Dog indeed! The hot dog has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways for centuries. Traditions like Baseball, Summertime Rituals, and Holiday and Birthday Celebrations are such an important part of our lives and despite our current circumstances living with the ongoing threat of the coronavirus spread, our resiliency will carry us through. Happy National Hot Dog Day! — Forever #SociallySparked Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01