Our fabulous cookout is always included with your registration. Each year we tweak it just a little to continuously make it better and better. And this year is no different. Here are the items we will feature in this year's cookout:
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts
Yes, we know we could probably save some money by not marinating these but we want you to have the best we can produce. Our grillers keep a watchful eye on these babies so they come to the serving tables done as nicely as possible - juicy and not burned. Any that hit the ground have to be eaten by the grillers. Dog's Rules.
Huge Grilled Hot Dogs
It really couldn't be DOG DAYS without some dogs, now could it? We believe we have found the best tasting dogs that keep their juiciness and full flavor. We call them huge because the bun barely closes. Like with the chicken - any that hit the ground have to be eaten by the grillers - Dog's Rules.
For those who prefer a vegetarian option we have found what we believe to be the best available. This is a veggie base "burger" patty that is also vegan-worthy. You must register for a vegetarian meal option in order to get these. We mark your wristband so we know who you are.
When we say baked, we mean baked. We actually cook these overnight. Slowly. And there are so many special ingredients included even Colonel Sanders would be amazed. These are goooood beans.
Greek Pasta Salad
Something new this year is our first ever Greek Pasta Salad. What makes it Greek? Only the Greeks know for sure but we think it has something to do with the red wine-based vinaigrette and the tomatoes and the other fresh veggies we toss into each batch. Or it might have something to do with the feta cheese on the side. This is really more like a pasta salad and a green salad all combined. Impressive. Vegetarian and vegan? Yep, you betcha. OPA!
Whatcha Want On That Dog?
New this year we are offering a lot of options for you to make that dog your own creation. Styled after some of Greater Cleveland's most interesting places that offer dogs, we are adding the Hot Dog Bar to our menu. At the minimum (we are still adding to the list) will be Coney Sauce and Cole Slaw and some sort of hot (jalapenos?) stuff that you might have to sign a waiver for. Chopped onions of course and the usual ketchup (aka catsup), mustard and relish. Oh, and cheese.
Dessert? Who Needs Dessert?
Well, if you've been riding all day in the heat and your mouth is parched and puckered from all the Gatorade you tossed down your gullet, you're ready for something a bit chilled. Back by demand from guests last year, we will have chilled stuff from Pierre's of Cleveland. Look for Popsicles and other icy things.
Sorry. Not in the budget. You know what happens when dogs eat toothpicks? Not pretty.