03 July 2011

July 4th...

Since 1916

the world's most famous hot dog eating contest is held on Independence Day in the United States

According to legend…
on July 4, 1916,
four immigrants were arguing about
who was the most patriotic.

They settled the dispute with a hot dog eating contest.

And so began the yearly tradition.

Last year over 40,000 spectators attended the event at
Coney Island, and an additional 1.677 million
viewers watched it live on ESPN

Last year’s winner consumed 54 hot dogs
and buns in 10 minutes
and was crowned with the coveted international
"bejeweled" mustard-yellow belt

So fire up the grill...

loosen your belt  for some hot dogs...

save room for dessert...

And enjoy the fireworks!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!


the cake chick said...

Now I'm hungry! Happy 4th, love your table designs!

Tricia Rose said...

I hate to think what happened on the 55th hot dog.

These contests fail to recognise just how much can be tucked away with a sliver of this and a forkful of that over the course of a day. Where's that contest?

Stitchfork said...

The contest is held at Coney Island, Brooklyn NY and sponsored by Nathan's Hot Dogs every 4th of July. And I'm with you Tricia, I would not want to around for any 'reversals of fortune'!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Cathy this former Brooklyn gal who lived ten minutes away never even ate at the Nathan's! Maybe once when I was a small child. I can't watch it on TV, it bothers me. I love your 4th of July table, napkins and the cupcakes on skewers is brilliant!! xo,

Ridgely's Radar said...

Thats a lot of hotdogs! I don't think I would get very far in that contest! Well done on the napkin - the fireworks are amazing! How did you do that? Happy 4th!

Susan T said...

Don't think I could manage that many hot dogs in a month let alone a day.
You are SO very talented Cathy, the firework design is fab.

Honey at 2805 said...

It's interesting how that tradition got started. I can't even remember when the last time I ate a hotdog was.

quintessence said...

Wow - not quite sure why anyone would WANT to eat that many hot dogs but I guess that's the Y chromosome competitive edge for you! Loving your fireworks!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your gorgeous pictures make me wish I was throwing a July 4th party this year! (Glad the menu was a hit!)

Teacup Moments said...

what a gorgeous, festive table, cathy! happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

Wow that's a whole lot of hotdogs! The cupcakes are so adorable!! Hope your 4th is wonderful, Cathy! xo

designchic said...

Love the table image...happy 4th!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great contest! I love those napkins.

Have a happy 4th of July!

pretty pink tulips said...

What a beautiful table you set!!! I know every person who graced your table yesterday felt blessed to be there. You enhance every thing you touch, Cathy!

Hope it was a very sparkling 4th!
xo Elizabeth

BluBabesCreate said...

Love the way those cupcakes are displayed! Hope your 4th was as good as mine!

Privet and Holly said...

Looks like you
had a pretty
spectacular Fourth
yourself, Cathy!
Love the linens
and of course, those
wee cupcakes take
the cake....literally : )
xx Suzanne

Kindred Spirit said...

I'm in such awe everytime I see your designs (& your photography)! The 4th is fantastic! & how cool are hot dog eating cometitions :D


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh my goodness!! I can't believe the winner ate so much!! They must have had to lie down for a week after that!!

But I do love hot dogs though!! I'd definitely be up for a stab at that!


Desire Empire said...

The 4th July weekend looks like a fantastic family and national holiday. Glad you had a good one.
Love your fireworks