Nathan’s and the Mermaid Parade
It’s been raining for weeks. What the frig? Yet people are willing to stand in the rain for over an hour checking out naked mermaids. I went with Hans and his friend Mike down to Coney Island for the the 27th annual Mermaid Parade. I was skeptical about going because I don’t like standing around in the rain, and I’m not a big fan of Coney Island. But this was a lot of fun and we had a great time. Hans told Mike that I write for the blog, and Mike told me his favorite hot dogs were from a place called Dash Dogs, in Manhattan, which closed down a while back. We made plans to hit up Nathan’s after the parade. So first, some photos of the parade, and then some dogs.
So from what Hans told me, there’s a King and Queen of the parade, who throw an offering of fruit into the ocean to appease the ocean gods. This year, the King was Harvey Keitel! And of course, my pictures of him suck, and you can’t tell it’s him. There was a fair amount of nudity, and there’s a lot of people who should not be nude in public. There were also lots of classic cars, great costumes, an entire troupe of the woman from Flashdance, and many people on stilts. And then we went to Nathans!
There were so many people here today because of the parade. We managed to go to one of the other sides and found smaller lines. I guess I never realized that you can get seafood here also. Frog legs? A frog legs platter? 1120 calories?
So I think that NYC is the only place in these here United States where you will find calorie counts on fast food menus (correct me if I’m wrong). Hans figured out that he will have to run for about 3 miles in order to work off the Bacon Cheese Dog.
So I order an Original, topped only with mustard, and a Chili Cheese Dog, and an old fashioned Orangeade. Hans and Mike both got Bacon Cheese Dogs.