Happening: Hot Dog Death March

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What is it about bloggers and hot dogs? Nothing gets their fingers a-flyin’ faster than encased meats. My friend Lucinda Michele Knapp and the hungry crew at L.A. Metblogs are no different. They’re enthusiastically inviting you to join them on their first ever Hot Dog Death March, happening this Saturday.

Don’t let the name scare you. The event will involve neither marching, nor, let’s hope, death. Instead, a crew of wiener enthusiasts will head to Pinks, then Oki-Dog, then Skooby’s at pre-determined times and decide on the ultimate dog.

There will also be awards—with wieneriffic prizes!—for best costume (you’re encouraged to dress in hot dog theme), and best hot dog haiku (participants can read a frankfurter-inspired haiku aloud, with winners chosen based on applause). To keep you busy while you’re waiting in line for your nacho cheese chili dog, test your knowledge with a few rounds of hot dog trivia. (PS: the average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites.)

This is a rowdy crew that takes their themes SERIOUSLY, and they’ve got the T-shirts, hats, and fake tattoos to prove it.

Here’s the schedule:

3 p.m.: Pinks Hot Dogs (709 N. La Brea)

4:30-5 p.m. (estimated): Oki-Dog (860 N. Fairfax)

6:30 p.m. (estimated): Skooby’s (6655 Hollywood Blvd.)

Some final words of encouragement from Lucinda:

“Do you have the guts?! Do you want the glory?! Throw the Pepto in your holster, fling caution & your cholesterol to the wind, and join us! Once more into the bratwurst breach!”

Well if that don’t give you a hankering for a hot dog, nothing will.

Follow them on twitter: http://twitter.com/HDDMLA

Oh heck, while you’re at it, follow me: http://twitter.com/LesleyBS