Why I love Big Lots, part 2
Years ago, I saw a PBS documentary called, quite simply, A Hot Dog Program. Since then, I’ve seen it several more times (it’s also available on Netflix, I think) because that’s how much I love hot dogs. It borders on unnatural.
In this documentary, one of the segments is about a Cleveland hot dog specialty, Stadium Mustard. Now, I mean no offense to any of my readers from Ohio — presuming I even have any — but Cleveland is a part of the world I don’t intend to visit, oh, ever. Thus, I assumed Stadium Mustard’s charms would be lost to me forever.
But then, there was that trip to Big Lots…
Here is sentence I never thought I would ever write: this mustard is, in short, a delight. It’s got a nice vinegary tang, and it’s just a little sharp without being painful or overwhelming. I’m seriously considering taking it with me the next time I go to Gray’s Papaya… which could be at any time. Seriously.
Hey, I am a Clevelander who reads your blog. Don’t knock Cleveland, it really is not that bad! Since I have lived here most of my life I did not realize that stadium mustard was regional.
Cleveland has one of the finest small art museums in America. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s definitely on my life list. And now, so are hot dogs in Cleveland!
I love how “I mean no offense to any of my readers from Ohio” is somehow being read as “Cleveland sucks.”