July is National Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month. See our celebration info below.
July 4 & 5
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards & Winery Event: Red, White, & New
Call Sabrina at 830-885-4076 for reservations (space is limited)
July is National Ice Cream Month. All guests that are booked for the night of the 18th will get ice cream treats at check-in.
Ahhh!!! The Love of the Hot Dog!
Julyis considered National Hot Dog Month and according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council website, Americans will consume more than 2.3 BILLION hot dogs this month. So mark your calendars and stock up your 'fridge with these little cultural icons. There's nothing much more American than a backyard-grilled-weiner wrapped in a soft bun and topped with your favorite topping of mustard, relish, onions, and/or chili. Surveys find that even catsup has become a popular topping of choice.
The origin of the weiner has been a subject of controversy for generations since Frankfurt, German, as well as Vienna, Austria have long laid claim as the birthplace of these delicious dogs. As Americans, I don't think any of us would argue the fact that our European Ancestors (probably of many different nationalities) brought the delectable concept of these little sausages we have come to crave to the North American shores. However, the Hot Dog as we know it today certainly took it's first steps right here in the good ole United States.
Most reports give German immigrant, Charles Feltman, most of the commercial credit for making the little "dashshund sausages" a success by selling them from a Coney Island hot dog stand in 1871. The littler wieners, wrapped in a warm milk roll, were easy to handle (to prevent the little hot sausages from burning your hand), and were portable so that strolling down the "boulevard" on a summer afternoon was as "easy as apple pie"(but that's another story). The little hot dogs also became popular fare at baseball games that same year.
In 1916 Nathan Handwerker, an employee of Charles Feltman, broke away and with his wife Ida and started Nathan's Famous, Inc. which now calls itself the "greatest hot dog purveyer". He sold his hot dogs for 5 cents each and used two different spice suppliers to keep his sausage recipe secret. Nathan's is world renowned with International stores and online shopping. The annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island has been held at the original Coney Island hot dog stand every Independence Day since 1916. Next time you're 'up north' you can visit the original Nathan's hot dog store at 1310 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. The average meal price today is about $5.00.
And, lest Texas be left out of any good story, the footnote to the hot dog is the corny dog. This delectable variation of the weiner dipped in cornmeal batter and fried to a tender golden brown was introduced at the 1946 Texas State Fair by Texan Neil Fletcher.
To honor the hot dog at Biscuit Hill we will be offering to all our guests staying that night to enjoy a self serve make your own hot dog between 6 & 7pm on July 26th. Let the owners know you want to participate so the correct amount of fixin's can be ready for you.
New Braunfels Quilt Fest July
25 & 26