Saturday afternoon, I went out to Worcester to The Dogfather, a year old hot dog business run out of a Grumman hot dog truck for their first annual Chili Dog Eating Contest.
The contest was to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester who happens to be the Dogfather's landlord. Owner Mark Gallant-the Dogfather himself- wanted to have a contest and he figured he'd help out the church who has been so kind to him and supplied him with a top notch location for his hot dog truck. There were 15 contestants and a couple hundred spectators at the event and judging from the smiles on everyone's faces (and the chili on quite a few shirts), a good time was had by all.
Area resident Kurt Champagne- pictured below with Dogfather owner, Mark Gallant, took home "The Weiner Award." He won the contest by eating 13 chili dogs in 15 minutes. The next closest competitor downed 12 chili dogs.
I shot a Hot Dog Story while at the event- the video is live today at www.HotDogStories.com.