The Mystery of the Nathan’s Not Dog
One of the contest winners picked up their book yesterday, and brought me this gift…
“It seemed like something you would like,” she said. Is this what you think of me people? I don’t know if “like” is the proper term, but I was certainly intrigued. The term “Not Dog” seems easy enough to understand… until you see the picture on the right. What the hell is that thing? Is that supposed to look appetizing? It’s clearly not a vegetarian Hot Dog.
The Nathan’s website provided absolutely no information on “Not Dogs”, so I was forced to go to the Nathan’s on 8th Ave. & 44+45th St. to check it out.
What I found, is after the jump. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
That’s right. That coupon gets you a .99 Lobster Roll… or “Not Dog” as they call them. I’m no economist, but what kind of meat could possibly go into a food item that claims to be lobster, yet only costs $1.99. Still gun shy from my McDonald’s Angus Burger adventure, I couldn’t bring myself to order it- even for 99 cents. (As a side note, the “Not Dog” cut off in the bottom left hand corner is made of Clam Strips. Less surprising than lobster, but still scary at $1.99.)
Has anybody had one of these things? I’m all for cheap, but this is a whole different animal (literally, right?). Comments are welcome…