On the way home from Lynn, Massachusetts, where I visited the greatest mural ever, I made a pit stop in Worcester to “eat here and get gas,” as it were. After filling up my tank I filled up my belly with the works (hold the onions).
What is Coney Island’s secret? The between-wars ambiance of the building. The unapologetically splendiferous sign. The secret chili sauce. The American love affair with the hot dog. All may have had a part to play in the business’ success…
And a splendiferous sign, it is. The first time I ever saw it in a photograph online, I just knew one day I”d have to visit.
The hot dogs were tasty. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed them the whole 100+ mile back to the ferry. #heartburn
I enjoyed my trip to Coney Island and I forsee stopping in again. They’ve been servin’ up dogs since 1918, so I guess plenty of people feel the same.
George’s Coney Island
158 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Could there possibly be a better fast food chain facade than the one used by Pal’s? Nahhh, I don’t think so.
Can you even handle the greatness of the big hot dog… the soda…? The FRIES, oh… the fries. :weeps tears of joy:
And to top it all off, one of the Kingsport, Tennessee locations even has a (very handsome) burger-wielding Muffler Man on the roof. *dies*
Though I haven’t been able to see the rooftop Muff Pal’s yet, it’s been put squarely on my “To Do” list.
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Some dreams are gigantic, epic undertakings that take a lifetime to complete if they can ever even be completed. Then there are other dreams that are just simple bits of whimsy. Wishes, if you will.
On the surface those wishes may appear to have a small scope but their impact can bring a smile to your face long after they are realized. That makes those little dreams and wishes just as important as the big ones, in my book.
One of the wishes I’ve long held close to my fuzzy little heart has been to see the Wienermobile up close. Dumb? Probably. But, so what?
Last week – A Dream Realized:
The giant hot dog came wheeling onto Long Island and I was there.
Has ever a finer vehicle ever graced the highways and byways of this world? I don’t think so. It seems to emanate happiness from its hotdogginess.
The Wienermobiles were hand crafted by Icelandic unicorns. Before the unicorns sent the giant rolling wieners out into the world to bring joy to the masses, they infused them with baby otter farts and cookie dust to give them a little extra sparkle. True story.
Inside the belly of the beast:
stalk track the Wienermobiles to find out where to have a brush with lunchmeat greatness.
The Wienermobile is the grandaddy of all “Greatest Cars in the Universe.”
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