A Hot Dog Is Not A Sandwich, Deal With It

A Hot Dog Is Not A Sandwich, Deal With It

A hot dog might be the cousin of a sandwich, but it will never be a sandwich.


A couple of months ago, I was at a hotel bar with my friend, Brittany. The employees had a question for us - Is a hot dog a sandwich? I do not think it is. Sadly, one of them does think it is a sandwich. So, I'm here to say it is not a sandwich and give my facts.

First of all, let's start with what a sandwich is.

A sandwich is an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or another filling between them, eaten as a light meal, (as defined by Dictionary.com). Yes, I already know what you're going to say. Hold on for a second. A hot dog bun is one piece of bread split in half, but not all the through. Therefore, we have the start of why a hot dog is not a sandwich.

We should also look at the name of the food. It isn't called a hot dog sandwich. No, it's simply a hot dog. You don't go to a concession stand and ask for a hot dog sandwich. You ask for a hot dog. They would look at you like you're crazy if you said "hot dog sandwich." It doesn't make sense.

There may be some parts of the definition that check out, but for it to be true it all needs to check out. A hot dog is a hot dog. In fact, let's take a look at what the definition of a hot dog is - a frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments. The sandwich and hot dog definition are two completely different things. I've said it before and I'll say it again - a hot dog is not a sandwich.

For the people out there who want to argue me on this, AKA Dylan from the Hyatt - I see where you're coming from, but you're wrong and you need to know that. I understand the concept of meat in between two pieces of bread, but there aren't two pieces of bread! It is a bun split in half. Check your facts.

A hot dog might be the cousin of a sandwich, but it will never be a sandwich. Sorry, not sorry. I wish I had time to take this to the streets, but I simply don't. Just know that most people know a hot dog is not a sandwich even drunk people.

I hope you now know the truth about the hot dog. I hope you're not too crushed about these facts. And I hope you can forgive me if I hurt you with these facts.

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I'm pretty sure my body is 90% coffee and soon, yours will be too.

Though I don’t understand it, there are a lot of people who don’t like coffee. Many people still want to have the coffee to wake them up, learn to like coffee, or want to hop on the bandwagon of enjoying a coffee treat from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, or Wawa (the overall best). So, here’s a list of seven drinks that include coffee, but don’t taste like it, to help you transition from a non-coffee drinker to an active one.

1. Coolattas from Dunkin Donuts

A Coolatta is basically a frozen flavored drink. Most of them contain coffee, so getting that boost of caffeine without the coffee taste is easy with this treat. It comes in caramel, vanilla bean, mocha, Oreo, and more.

2. Any kind of Mocha Coffee (or caffe mocha)

A mocha coffee tastes like subtly coffee flavored hot chocolate. One of my favorite mocha drinks around the holidays is a peppermint mocha, because it tastes like a chocolate dipped candy cane, which is perfect to get anyone (even a Jewish girl like me) into the Christmas spirit. If you like hot chocolate, a mocha is a good way to transition into drinking regular coffee.

3. Vanilla Latte

A vanilla latte is one of my personal favorites. They can come hot or iced, and though they contain a good amount of coffee, it tastes like you dipped a sugar cookie into coffee.

4. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

After going to Starbucks with a friend, she forced me to try this when she ordered it, and it was fabulous. She described it to me as a drink for people who don’t like rich chocolate. It’s a really creamy drink that tastes kind of like white hot chocolate.

5.Starbucks Frappuccino

Don’t even get me started on Frapps. The amount of flavors they have is amazing, and it’s basically one of the best beverages ever. My favorite is the double chocolate chip, because you get a rich chocolate flavor with crunchy chocolate chips inside. SO good. They also have caramel, vanilla, strawberry, cinnamon, green tea, and pumpkin spice and toasted graham cracker during the fall season (just to list a few).

6. Chai Latte

A chai latte tastes like tea with milk, infused with spices. It is definitely something people either love or hate, but if you like that spiced flavor, I would recommend it.

7. Caramel Macchiato

I have never tried one of these, but people LOVE them (not to mention the drink is beautiful). In simple terms, it is steamed milk topped with foam, topped with espresso to create a luscious, caramel, layered coffee drink.

So to those crazy people out there who don't enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning, or a mid-day iced coffee in the summer, try these drinks and soon you'll wake up craving a cup of coffee like me.

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