'World's Most Expensive Hot Dog' Will Make You Gag

$80 hot dogYou can try to gross me out as much as you want with all the disgusting things that go into making a hot dog, but the bottom line is that sometimes there is nothing better than one eaten at a ballpark. White bread, plain yellow mustard, nothing fancy, just damn good eating. So why one ballpark in America needs to go messing with such perfection, I don't know, and frankly (pun intended), they just created a big mess.

Introduced in Massachusetts at the home of baseball team The Brockton Rox, the world's most expensive hot dog can be had for a mere $80. Besides being a big waste of money that could be better spent on beer, it also is about as unappetizing as the crushed peanuts and crackerjacks lining the sticky stadium floor -- maybe even more so.

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They call it the "McMullen Dog," after the Atlantic City chef who came up with the doggone thing -- Ryan McMullen. His creation contains (prepare your stomach, as even the description can make one queasy): a half-pound all-beef sausage rolled in truffle oil, coated with the dusting of porcini mushrooms and white truffle shavings.

The worst part is what they top it off with -- creme fraiche dressing or some caviar and salmon roe. The Rox's director of food and beverage, Sander Stotland, described it as "a cross of the redneck meets the rich and famous." I call it a cross between nasty and disgusting.

And I'm sorry, but no respectable baseball fan would eat that. Perhaps in a fancy restaurant with a linen napkin and a knife and fork, someone might, but the thought of eating it in a hot stadium while the chump behind you crunches on nachos is more than unappetizing ... and dare I say, un-American.

Oh I know, creating a world record food item is a sport in itself, but in this case, it's just an insult to loyal stadium dog eaters everywhere ... and an expensive case of indigestion waiting to happen.

Would you eat this $80 hot dog?


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