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National Hot Dog Day, July 17th, 2019

Hot Dog Days are informal events celebrated in communities throughout the world – and at Sunshine Gardens, we thought we ought to join them in their celebrations!

It’s believed that the first hot dog eating competition was held between four immigrants who wanted to prove who was more patriotic. 103 years later, it has evolved into a tradition!

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council created National Hot Dog Day in 1991, to coincide with a hot dog lunch held every year on Capitol Hill in July.

On May 31, 2012, a world record was set for the most expensive hot dog. The “California Capitol City Dawg” sold for $145.49 at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, California.  The “California Capitol City Dawg” features:

  • A grilled 18″ all-beef, in natural casing frank from Chicago
  • served on a fresh-baked herb and oil focaccia roll spread with white truffle butter, then grilled
  • topped with whole grain mustard from France, garlic and herb mayonnaise
  • sauteed chopped shallots, organic mixed baby greens, maple syrup
  • marinated/fruitwood smoked uncured bacon from New Hampshire
  • chopped tomatoes, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped tomato
  • expensive moose cheese from Sweden
  • basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic vinaigrette and ground peppercorn
  • Proceeds from the sale of each 3 lb. super dog were donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

What our families say

“My mom is cared for physically and emotionally in a manner that my dad would have been proud to give her. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t thank God she is there.”

     

Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN

2016-06-06T10:48:34-06:00

Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN

     

“Your kind, loving, gentle, and compassionate care during nearly eight years of our mother’s residence at Sunshine Gardens Country Home is so very much appreciated.”

The Family of Winona McClanahan

2016-06-06T11:01:15-06:00

The Family of Winona McClanahan

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunshine Gardens West and Country Home for the care and attention they gave to Fred for the last four years.”

The Family of Fred Kroeger

2016-06-06T11:06:09-06:00

The Family of Fred Kroeger

“[My mother’s] Alzheimer’s Disease had progressed to the point that a secure facility of a modest size was the only situation which for her circumstances and, in fact, encouraged her to thrive.”

Karen Young

2016-06-06T11:04:58-06:00

Karen Young