Hot dogs are always a solid summer meal, indulge in the most fanciful hot dogs this Saturday, July 20 at the Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook Off. (Image courtesy South Street Headhouse District)
Celebrate the dog days of summer and national hot dog month with the ultimate hot dog event. The 2nd annual Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-off is slated to satisfy appetites all around on Saturday, July 20.
Visit the Headhouse Shambles this Saturday for a full day of hot dogs from 11 Philadelphia eateries that serve up hot dogs — think Hot Diggity (naturally), Brauhaus Schmitz, Alla Spina and La Calaca Feliz.
With all participating restaurants vying to win the People’s Choice awards, attendees are encouraged to try as many hot dogs as they want, and vote for their favorite inventive dog.
A panel of celebrity judges will also award one lucky restaurant with the title of Dog Days Cook-off Champion.
Food and drink tickets, available at the event, will grant guests full access to hot dogs, drinks and brews provided by Philadelphia Brewing Company and 5 O’Clock Brew Company.
Swift Technique, a local seven-piece ensemble will provide funk tunes for guests.
Snag a VIP ticket for $25, and gain early access to the cook-off (at noon) and 12 food and drink tickets. VIP tickets are available online and at participating restaurants.
For those looking for general admission to the event, purchase your food and drink tickets on the day of the event, at the event.
Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-off
When: Saturday, July 20, VIP, noon-4 p.m.; General admission, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Headhouse Shambles, 2nd and Lombard streets
Cost: VIP $25; General admission, 10 tickets for $25, 4 tickets for $10, or 2 tickets for $5
More info: www.southstreet.com