Friday, March 16, 2012

Tomorrow is Also National Corndog Day

Yeah, I'd never heard of it either, but people have been celebrating it for 20 years now.  The crew down at the Big Board have done their homework, and are ready to help you celebrate National Corndog Day with all due pomp and circumstance. Yep, it's meat on a stick with a breaded covering. Apparently the kitchen will be turning out some custom versions tomorrow, and they'll have tater tots too. Get all the facts in the press release after the jump. There's even a blog.

An Classic American Tradition Continues In DC on Saturday, March 17th, 2012

This year is the 20th Annual National Corndog Day Celebration, so get your your party hats on, your stomach emptied, and your sense of proportions out of whack.

This year we'll be trying out a new venue -- The Big Board on H Street NE. These guys are awesome, have a hell of a kitchen and beer list, lots of TVs, and most important they are absolutely fired up to host.

What is National Corndog Day?

For those of you who may be first timers at this grand event, let us describe it as the happiest day of basketball and meats on sticks that you'll ever have. National Corndog Day coincides with the Saturday of the final 32 teams in NCAA basketball tournament (this year it’s March 17th). This Saturday is the only day all year that one can watch a quadruple-header of college basketball games (that’s a good 7-8 hours of college hoops) from start to finish without having to change the channel. NCD officially starts with the tip-off of the first game – 1 pm Eastern. To help pass the time, have fun with our friends, and to celebrate being blessed with such a thing as a college basketball tournament, we eat Corndogs! Lots of Corndogs...and of course the ever-complementary tator tots with some frosty beverages.

The website is amazing -- be sure to check out the Cornblog, full history, and all the posters, at

What do you actually do on National Corndog Day?

Simple: watch basketball, scarf Foster Farms corndogs, eat tater tots, and consume domestic macro-brews (preferably Pabst Blue Ribbon), and enjoy the company of friends, family, and fellow fans.

For the competitive types, the height of Corndog achievement is to complete the "triple-double" -- consuming 10 corndogs, 10 "units" of tater tots (100 tots total), and 10 frosty beverages over the course of the afternoon (tip-off of the first game thru the final whistle of the last game). Many have tried, few have been able to accomplish the feat and earn the title. For those a little wary of being able to complete the "triple-double," completing a "double-double" (choose which two) is also still respectable, but definitely not as cool.

Sounds great! How do I join in this celebration of Americana?

We'll be celebrating all day at The Big Board on H Street. Run by four brothers who love sports, good food, and America, The Big Board is the perfect location -- plus they have a fantastic beer list and the chef is fired up to try out some custom corndogs.

The Big Board
421 H Street NE (5th and H NE)

We hope to see you out there this year!

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