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  • A place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises
  • a building where people go to eat
  • A restaurant prepares and serves food, drink and dessert to customers. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of cuisines and service models.
  • Restaurant is a 1998 independent film starring Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow and Simon Baker. Written by Tom Cudworth and directed by Eric Bross, Restaurant was the follow-up to this writing–directing duo’s first film, TenBenny, which also starred Adrien Brody.


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New England Hot Dog

New England Hot Dog
While out shopping today in Taunton Ma i stopped for lunch at the New England Hot Dog Company for a couple of delicious Hot Dogs and a side of Baked Beans.

I had two Hot Dogs with mustard and relish and both dogs were very meaty and tasty. I got the regular ones (Taunton Hometown Dogs) but they have larger size ones including a foot long which i will try again some time in the near future.

The only disappointment was the baked beans which were rather hard and not tender – i am guessing they could have been cooked more .

2093 Bay Street Taunton, MA 02780-1082 – (508) 824-3644


A hot dog (also known as a frankfurter, frank, wiener, or weenie) is a moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from advanced meat recovery or meat slurry. Most types are fully cooked, cured or smoked. When served, it is usually hot, and is placed in a special purpose soft, sliced hot dog bun, although it is possible for them to be eaten alone. It may be garnished with mustard, ketchup, onion, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, chili or sauerkraut. The flavor can be similar to a range of meat products from bland bologna to spicy German bockwurst varieties. Hot dogs made from a range of meats are on the market, but Kosher or Halal hot dogs must be made from beef, chicken or turkey. Vegetarian hot dogs made from meat analogue are available.

Unlike other sausages which may be sold uncooked, hot dogs are always precooked before packaging. Hot dogs can be eaten without additional cooking, although they are usually warmed before serving. Since even the unopened packaged hot dog can have bacteria it is safer to reheat them (especially important for pregnant women and those with suppressed immune systems).

Claims about the invention of the hot dog are difficult to assess because various stories assert the creation of the sausage, the placing of the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun as finger food, the popularization of the existing dish, or the application of the name "hot dog" to a sausage and bun combination.

The word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages served a bun similar to hot dogs originated. Wiener refers to Vienna, Austria, whose German name is "Wien", home to a sausage made of a mixture of pork and beef (cf. Hamburger, whose name also derives from a German-speaking city). In German speaking countries, except Austria, hot dog sausages are called Wiener or Wiener Wurstchen (Wurstchen means "little sausage"). In Swiss German, it is called Wienerli, while in Austria the terms Frankfurter or Frankfurter Wurstel are used.

The city of Vienna traces the lineage of the hot dog to the Wienerwurst or Viennese sausage, the city of Frankfurt to the Frankfurter Wurst, which it claims was invented in the 1480s and given to the people on the event of imperial coronations, starting with the coronation of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor as King; the hot dog has also been attributed to Johann Georg Lahner, a 18th/19th century butcher from the Bavarian city of Coburg who is said to have invented the "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage and brought it from Frankfurt to Vienna.

Around 1870, on Coney Island, German immigrant Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls.

Others have supposedly invented the hot dog. The idea of a hot dog on a bun is ascribed to the wife of a German named Antonoine Feuchtwanger, who sold hot dogs on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1880, because his customers kept taking the white gloves handed to them for eating without burning their hands. Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a Bavarian sausage seller, is said to have served sausages in rolls at the World’s Fair–either the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago or the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St Louis – again allegedly because the white gloves he gave to customers so that they could eat his hot sausages in comfort began to disappear as souvenirs.

The association between hot dogs and baseball began as early as 1893 with Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant who owned not only the St. Louis Browns, but also an amusement park.

Harry M Stevens Inc., founded in 1889, serviced major sports venues with hot dogs and other refreshments, making Stevens known as the "King of Sports Concessions" in the US.

In 1916, an employee of Feltman’s named Nathan Handwerker was encouraged by celebrity clients Eddie Cantor and Jimmy Durante to go into business in competition with his former employer.

Handwerker undercut Feltman’s by charging five cents for a hot dog when his former employer was charging ten. At an earlier time in food regulation the hot dog suspect, Handwerker made sure that men wearing surgeon’s smocks were seen eating at Nathan’s Famous to reassure potential customers.

Towne & Country Lodge Fresno CA

Towne & Country Lodge Fresno CA
Back of postcard reads:

Town and Country Lodge
Member of the Best Western MOTELS
California State Automobile Association

3093 No. U. S. 99 Highway, 2 1/2 miles No. of FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – Phone AMhurst 4-5958
The TOWNE AND COUNTRY LODGE, located in the Heart of the San Joaquin Valley, with its
70 nicely furnished, air-conditioned units, offers a complete ‘one stop’ service to the motoring
public. Its Spacious Grounds, Recreational Facilities, Lobby, Coffee Shop, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Gift Shop, Roof Garden and Sun-deck overlooking a Filtered and Heated Swimming
Pool, together with complete ‘over-night’ car service at a ‘Union station,’ will help to make your
stay an enjoyable one. TV and Radio. Telephone in every room. 24 hour switchboard service.
Entertainment nightly. Fresno County, in the San Joaquin Valley, with Fresno as its county seat, is famous as an agricultural center, being the #1 county in the entire United States in the
raising of cotton, turkeys, grapes, and raisins. The world’s largest winery is also here. In Fresno’s ‘back yard’ is the gateway to California’s National Parks – Yosemite – Sequoia,
General Grant and the Sierra National Forest. Whether your stay be for a week or a day we
shall do our best to make it a pleasant one. Reservations suggested.

Karl and Ronald Reichert, Your Hosts
Mail: 3093 No. Highway 99

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