Must admit, I've never understood the appeal.
But it's a big deal here in Brooklyn. Last year's winner broke
his own record at this year's 4th of July contest—go, Joey!
I stopped in at this flagship Nathan's the weekend
before the contest and ate precisely ONE (1) hot dog.
It did have sauerkraut on it, though. They have to
post calories on the menu (more than 2,000 for a double
cheeseburger!) and the hot dog has 309. So at 68 dogs,
Joey consumed 21,012 calories (and 1,360 grams of fat)
in 10 minutes! (That's about how many calories I
consume in 2 weeks! How about you?)