Megadog at the Deli
~~~~ R.I.P. ~~~~
November 17, 2005
Westward Ho (last visit: September 2005).
Killer Hot Dogs.
In a city of extremes, the Westward Ho Megadog was the biggest dog of them all. Also known as the Ho Dog, this 12 ounce behemoth cost a mere $1.49; cheese, chili, or onions was $0.59 extra. Based on reports I'd read on the web, I hesitated to list this as food. Maybe Bears a strong resemblance to food would be a more appropriate classification? I was even tempted to put it under Gambling.
I'm here to report that the poor Ho Dog has been libeled. This culinary treat...well, OK, I'm getting a bit carried away - but it isn't all that bad. Its size is intimidating, and its appearance is less than stellar, but it's merely a huge, bland-but-not-disgusting piece of meat. I had skipped breakfast, was hungry, and managed to finish a good two thirds of the dog.
I walked out of the Westward Ho under my own power. I never got sick. I even had an appetite for a late dinner.
I can now say that I've eaten the legend. This is especially poignant as I learned shortly thereafter that the Westward Ho would close its doors forever on November 17, 2005, to be replaced by a new resort and a giant, 600 foot tall, Ferris wheel [but see note, below].
I bet a ride on the Ferris wheel will cost more than $1.49. And it won't come with cheese.
Ho Dog was cut in half to fit on plate; reconstructed for photo.
[note: the plans for the 600 foot Ferris wheel have been scrapped - at least on this particular patch of land.]
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