Today ESPN had complete coverage of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. I couldn’t help but notice that the commentary was very serious. At one point a comment was made about a competitors mask and there was concern expressed over the constriction of his jaw by the mask. Seriously? Has the “sport” of competitive eating come to this level?
If you ever find yourself in Shelbyville, Kentucky apart from asking yourself why you are there, you should check out some of the local dining establishments.
Claudia Sanders (wife of Col. Sanders of KFC fame) restaurant is an excellent place to go for traditional southern cuisine. I had my first ‘hot brown’ which is a native Kentucky dish that consisted of turkey, ham, sauce, with cheese on top, baked in a small casserole dish.
After consulting the restaurant ‘ban list’ I arrived at the Kobe restaurant. Kobe is your typical hibachi/sushi place with seating for eight around a large grill. Since I was dining alone I was placed with a group of seven others who were at Kobe to celebrate a birthday.