Kimberly Aya from FunCakes Rental answers THE QUESTION

Shark Tank Blog Contest winner and entrepreneur Kimberly Aya is set to appear in Shark Tank Episode 606 where she'll pitch her cake rental business, Fun Cakes. I spoke with Kimberly prior to the show for a Shark Tank Blog interview.

We talked about her background, the AMAZING way she got picked for the show, what else she has planned for the future, and her experiences in the Shark Tank.

As always, I asked Kimberly THE QUESTION:

"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"

Her answer:

"I'm a vegetarian, so no. Before I was a vegetarian, I did. BUT I lived in Europe; over there they have regular ketchup and spicy ketchup - I used the spicy stuff."

Hmmmm. Maybe Kimberly should try fondant on a veggie dog!

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Eric Kusin from Reviver answers THE QUESTION

I recently spoke with Eric Kusin for a Shark Tank Blog Interview. Eric (pictured on the right) and his brother, Ben, pitch their dry fragrance swipe called Reviver in Shark Tank episode 606. 

We talked about the Genesis of the product, the road to Shark Tank, entrepreneurship, and the trials and tribulations of bringing a product to market.

I also asked him THE QUESTION:

"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"

His Answer:

"No. I think that's Un-American! Mustard only! I take my hot dogs very seriously and ketchup is a horrible, horrible thing."

Looks like Shark Tank season 6 is off on the right foot!

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The Great American Mid-West Hot Dog Tour

Many people were a bit disappointed that I didn't do my National Hot Dog Month Tour this year. For the past three years, I ate a hot dog a day at a different place every day in July. This year, I took a break.

To make a long story short, I ran out of places to visit close to home! Sure, I didn't hit every hot dog joint in a 50 mile radius, but I hit most of them. I also wanted to spend more time with my family during the summer. My wife usually spends a LOT of time coaching in July (including weekends), but this year, like me, she took a break.

So where does that leave the Hotdogman? Well, I still have a few surprises up my sleeve! This year, the family and I are going on a road trip to Chicago, Niagara Falls, and Montreal. On the way to Chicago, we'll stop at an iconic Hot Dog Joint.

While in Chicago, I will be guests of the good people at Vienna Beef - the makers of THE Chicago Hot Dog! I will tour their factory, attend Hot Dog University, and serve patrons at their factory hot dog shop. I also plan to hit several Chicago Hot Dog spots, ask Chicagoans "The Question," and a few other hot dog related surprises. On our way to Niagara, we're stopping for some Coney Dogs at another iconic joint in Michigan. Once we get "north of the border," Mrs. HDM will use her skills as the world's most renowned Poutine expert.

We'll be shooting video throughout the entire trip and our escapades will be featured over at Hot Dog Stories.

Stay tuned and KEEP ON DOGGIN!


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National Hot Dog Month 2014

HEY! It's July and that means it's National Hot Dog Month. Watch the video to see what's going on!

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