Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beachy Cream Going to the DOGS

One of my fondest childhood memories is of my mother taking me to Orange Julius in Westwood Village starting when I was about 7 years old. Located inside the Villa Mart grocery at the corner of Broxton and Weyburn (where Stan’s Donuts is now) we’d sit at the little counter on chrome stools and I’d have a hot dog with ketchup and Parmesan cheese and a cold and creamy Orange Julius. It was wonderful.

My summer working at Howard Johnson’s hot dog stand on Cape Cod when I was 16 years old, was one of my inspirations for starting Beachy Cream. I clearly remember being behind the counter, taking orders for hot dogs and fried clams and scooping ice cream (that’s when I learned that some ice creams are harder to scoop than others – chocolate chip was the most difficult). My grandmother would come in almost every day and order a chocolate ice cream soda with coffee ice cream, and then she’d over-tip me. To this day, every time I smell hot dogs cooking it makes me think of summer, the beach and Coppertone Suntan Lotion.

I really, really love hot dogs. It’s hard for me to pass a hot dog cart without indulging. That being said, most will agree that they’re not always the healthiest choice.

Since I’ve been recreating my childhood ice cream memories at Beachy Cream, I’ve decided that the time has come to add hot dogs, and of course, we’re doing it Beachy Cream style. So, starting this Friday, October 26th, you'll be able to sink your teeth into the most delicious 100% organic grass-fed beef hot dogs you've ever had – humanely raised and chemical and antibiotic free.

And to make it really special, we’re offering a choice of buns – organic, gluten-free – and (drum roll please) a custom pretzel bun made especially for us by Rockenwagner Bakery. It’s outtasite! If you’ve tried our pretzel ice cream cones you already know we’re a little obsessed with pretzels!

You can get your dog with chili (house-made with organic grass-fed beef of course), cheese, sauerkraut, and all the usual fixings including our own Beachy Cream Secret Sauce.

We think hot dogs and ice cream go together like summer and the beach and these are the best tasting hot dogs you’ll ever eat.

So if you’re so weary from keeping up with the debates or presidential race that you can’t see straight, come on down and chill out with a chili dog and a root beer float and be grateful that we only have to do this every four years.

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