Hot Dog Business

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

I was down at the today and was pretty much able to see the whole thing. That’s saying a lot because this event is HUGE! I bet I walked at least 3 miles in my attempt to see all the wonderful displays of art on sale. Now, I have to admit, my main purpose for going was to see the various hot dog vendors that should have been at the event. In that goal, I left somewhat bewildered in that the hot dog business in Ann Arbor did not show up in force. Very few hot dog vendors were there. Now, I don’t want to sound like some sort of conspiracy theorist but the food portion of this event is run by the University of Michigan Union food people. I did see their food offerings right in front of the student union. They offered flavored ice, water, lemonade, chips, and elephant ears, but not a single hot dog, bratwurst, italian sausage, or anything that resembles one. Their prices were ridiculous. Everything was a minimum of $6. That’s right, even for a lousy bottle of water!

I don’t know that the hot dog business people had undo pressure on them not to show up but it makes sense. The brick and mortor restaurants don’t want to compete with the dude selling right in front of their place. I can see them working against any hot dog people that would like to set up for the event. I actually saw more vendors outside the defined area of the fair than I did inside the event.

Now, on a positive note, the artists were absolutely incredible. When you see so many talented people in one place, it’s truly an inspiration. I can’t even imagine doing some of these things that these folks do. Everyone should make the time to swing through the event even though it appears that the hot dog business is not invited.

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