Thursday, March 25, 2010
Hot Dogs + Wine
Now that we have a butcher across the street I like trying the new stuff they get. Pictured: a Wagyu beef hot dog with a glass of Beaujolais. These hot dogs are much better than the standard grocery store variety (bigger too). Now that it's warm enough to grill out we recommend trying these. I topped mine with mustard, salad onions, and 5 spoke tumbleweed cheddar (available at kybecca, of course).
Normally I would pair beer with a hot dog, but I decided to try wine this time. I went with a Beaujolais because they are lighter bodied and very food friendly. If you ever have a tricky wine pairing Beaujolais is a fail safe. More common reds like Cabernet and Shiraz tend to be too big and rich.
Oh, and don't forget the salad to get some vegetables. I sauteed spinach and tossed it with vinaigrette and tomatoes.