This is the blog for attendees (and aficionados) of National Corndog Day -- NCD 2005 is on March 19th this year, so time to get ready.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Milwaukee's first NCD was a success. In Wisconsin tradition, we kept the beer local (lots of cans of High Life and Red Dog) and brought in Milwaukee Brewers Secret Stadium Sauce as a new condiment (a great mix similar to a ketchup/BBQ/sauerkraut juice).

The award winners
- Luke Graham: First Triple-Double (intentional) in the history of Wisconsin. A powerful performance.
- Jeff Moessner: Milwaukee NDC co-host recorded the second TD in style.
- Jake Creecy: with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, Jake pushed dog and corn down completing the last Triple-Double of the day.
- Jenny Johnson, a DC alum, stopped by with her parents. Jenny's parents were so excited about NDC that they made up NDC shirts for everyone. That's enthusiasm.

Special thanks from all to Foster Farms!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

This photo is definitely PG-13. Eric "King" Fisher upon completion of his triple double, and proud of it! Those last 6 tots almost got the best of him, but he stared them down and finished them off like a champ.

Well, for some reason I can't upload photos. So you will just have to imagine the proud parent of 5500 calories until I become less net-stoopid.

Boston Stats:
35 Attendees
100 Corndogs
250 Tots
1/2 Keg PBR

We love Foster Farms. There were many requests for Foster Farms T-shirts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Chicago's first corndog day was a great success, but ended up with people passing out all over the living room around 10:00pm (myself and my dog included).
Total consumption - 150 corndogs, 35 pounds of tots, and way, WAY too much beer.
Honorable mentions:
Kevin McKenna - ate a triple-double in exactly 4 hours. Word on the street is that he's looking for leftovers. I will be delivering them this week.
Craig Grasty - ate a double-double, resulting in 14 corndogs in all. He just couldn't hack it when it came to the tots. We kicked him out at midnight.
Allyson Stapleton - A near triple-double. She had well over 10 beers, 100 tots, and was 1/2 way through her 10th corndog, when the dog came by and snatched it out of her hands. Then she gave up because she ate too much.
Mike O'Connor - ate 80 tater tots in 3 minutes.
Holly the Beagle - 2 documented corndogs, approx. 5 undocumented corndogs, and 2 beers. She ended her night puking on the bedroom floor and passing out on the couch. The next morning, I found her eating remaining tater tots that were sitting out all night.

What a day! I'm still tired! Pictures will be posted soon.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Washington, DC put up the usual strong team performance, but had few outstanding individual performances. Total, we consumed about 320 dogs, 50 pounds of tater tots, and drank an untold amount of beer (PBR, Schlitz, the Beast, the Beast Light, the Beast Ice, Iron City, King Cobra, Miller Light, Bud, etc).

On the idividual side, however, we put forward one triple-double and three double-doubles, and were hurt by the early departure of two of our stallwarts, Scott Harper and Bob Turney.

Regardless, a good time was had by all, and pictures will be forthcoming.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

San Diego's First CornDogDay

Vitals: 18 of us gathered, the next generation of NCD'ers representing (Zoe's 3rd NCD -- 2nd as a hostess). 14 NCD rookies gave a decent effort, 3 of us making the halfway t-d mark but no certificates issued.

Zoe was the 3rd youngest -- and let the way in corndog appreciation

Charlie (beagle/hound) got 2 dogs and was exiled. He wasn't even sorry.

Zoe invented this tribute interpretive dance "ode to Corndog"

I held a Wake for my ten bucks though!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

National Corndog Day

So, i was awaken this morning to the Fed Ex guy at my door with two large boxes....Corndogs. It was ten times better than my usual waking up to Foldgers in my cup. Any who the plan was to go snowboarding here in Minneapolis and then returning to an all out dog party. But when my buddy suffered a spinal injury on the slopes it kind of changed our plans. After spending 6 hrs. at the hospital and being forced to watch the games on a small T.V. in the hospital we returned an cracked the box. It was like a treasure chest full of corndogs.

We popped as many dogs into the oven as we could and partied like it was 1999. I think these are the best corndogs on the market. They have the perfect ratio of meat?!? and breading. I was pleasantly impressed. Anywho, we still have an unopened box in the freezer for days to come.

Oh yeah and the spinal injury is all good, no surgury, he just needs to be in a neck brace for the next week.


Also, is there anyway we can thank Foster Farms for being an awesome sponsor !!

Portland Update-
We have finished the festivities with 3 official triple-double winners. "Easy-E", Gary Hostettler, and Ethan Parker all managed to run the gauntlet and enter the hall of fame. We also are currently through a keg and a be continued????

Eric Fisher has completed the triple double, before overtime for West Virgina. He doesn't want to talk about it.

We need some love. Eric Fisher is 14 tots away from a triple double in Boston. He is looking very shaky and needs your support!

National Corndog Day

Mara's Stats:

10 corn dogs
10 beers
90 tots


Portland Update-
"Easy-E" has rallied and now has a plate of 4 corndogs in front of him- all that is left between him and immortality.....will he get it done?????

National Corndog Day

North Carolina. Ugh.

My foot is tingling. What does that mean?
Please advise.

There is a new member: Jill Becker of the Boston party has just arrived eight months pregnent and eaten for two. Does this mean she has to eat 20 corndogs and drink 20 beers for the double double?

From the unknown party in the valley of the sun....

Update from the first Phoenix party.

Well after a late start, (slight miscalculation in start times), we are off to a solid start. Actually better than expected due to the fact that all participants are amateurs save one. So what can be somewhat overwhelming at first, is being tackled like they have been in training all year. We've got four people half way there to the grand prize of NCD infamy. Even though we may seem weak in our eating efforts we have stepped up in our drinking. One participant has introduced us to the "Scooter". All you need is:

1) One clean cooler
2) 30 pack Milwaukie's Best
3) 2 liters Mt. Dew
4) One handle vodka, (preferably something cheap like Baker's Cup)
5) One container Country Time Lemon Aide.
6) Ice

--Put it all in the cooler and mix. It is a great change, and taste bud restorative concoction. Give it a shot, you'll feel refreshed and ready for more meat on a stick.

A new concept: born from the delirium of mid-triple double, the Turduckendog. Everyone knows that a Turducken is a duck stuffed inside of a chicken stuffed inside of a turkey. Now stick a stuff a corndog inside and you have 4 meats on a stick!

The Tiniest Corndog!!! Little Owen Hooper shows his taste for the meat on a stick....

Portland Update: First Fallen Comrade
"Easy-E" (pictured below) was the first Portlander to go down for the count. After 10 beers, 100 tots, and 3 (ouch) corndogs he dropped to one knee and screamed "no mas". It was a sad day for all of us....

San Diego In the house!

we're starting it out family style! 4 kids under 4, combined they're at 4 dogs already. Charlie (dog) got 2. Go TTech!

North Carolina Update!

We have got several achievers here in Chapel Hill. 8 dogs/6 beers/2 units tots for Mara, 7 dogs/6 beers for Kathy and the rest are stonewalling around 4 dogs. We feel confident that we will have at least 2 taking home regonition certificates at the end of the day.

UNC and Duke have advanced, so today we can just concentrate on eating. Looking forward to the Wake game tonight.

Hope all is well in Corn Dog Land!!

Yours in breaded goodness,
Mara and Kathy

Portland Update-
The new triple double category up for debate is whether or not to replace twinkies with "deuces" We have several people on pace for 10.....

Two dogs down the hatch...couldn't wait till tipoff. New England is already rocking the dog!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Corndog Nutrition

I debated posting this now vs. tomorrow night, but figure it is best for our liability if everyone goes into NCD with their eyes open. So, with that in mind, here is the caloric stats for a big day of gluttony:

-- Courtesy Shawn Hagen, Accountant

Triple Double Calorie Stats
> Tots (100) = 2222
> Pabst Blue Ribbon (10) = 1420
> Dogs (10) = 1800
> Total = 5442
> Optional Addition
> Twinkies (10) = 1400
> New total = 6842

Reports from around the country confirm that the Dogs are arriving at the party locations. This picture courtesy of San Diego host the Miani-Thomkins family.

If you don't have a party to attend yet, shoot us an email at and we'll hook you up!


Thursday, March 17, 2005

NCD is (appropriately) getting some featured press this year. Last year Doggfather Sahnow was on a Chicago Sports Talk Show, this year we've made Boulder's Daily Dirt. Check it out at It includes shout-outs to Dave S's homemade corndog recipe, Bob Ishikawa's Veggie Triple-Double, and Brady's promise to introduce his six day-old son to his first Corndog. Let the next generation continue.


I promised a couple Charlottesville 'doggers that I'd put the following question to the corndogday blog:

Is it possible to achieve a non-alcoholic triple double? One proposed approach is to consume 10 O'Douls. Is this the appropriate course, or is there another non-alcoholic option?

Tim Johnson
Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I've been told that some people out there are wondering about the homemade corndog. Andy Beahrs, the "chief fryer" at San Francisco's National Corndog Day party shares his recipe below. Those venturing into the homemade corndog realm for the first time should beware of two things. First, ventilation is important. In order to keep your house from smelling like fried food for weeks, open as many windows and turn on as many fans as humanly possible. Second, the process can be slow so be sure to start frying early. Also, make sure to have the traditional Foster Farms corndog available when supplies of the homemade variety run low.

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Lots more oil for frying
10 hot dogs, sausages, pieces of mozzarella, or what have you
popsicle sticks

1. Toss together all dry ingredients. In different bowl, beat together milk, eggs, and the 1/4 cup of oil. Blend wet and dry ingredients until smooth. Heat frying oil in deep pot to 365 degrees (very important--too cool and they'll be soggy, too hot and they'll brown too fast).

2. Impale each hot dog on a popsicle stick. Just before frying, dip 2 or 3 at a time into batter--it's thick, so you might need to spread it a bit with a knife. Cover each entirely.

3. Fry 2-3 at a time, turning occasionally, for about 3 minutes or
until hot throughout and golden brown.
Drain briefly on paper towels.

4. Devour with tater tots and beer. Watch basketball. Thank God for Corn Dog Day.