Hot Dog

No one can accuse the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians of getting complacent after squaring off last fall for the American League pennant. This season both teams are stepping up their game – with kosher hot dogs.

The Boston Herald has the scoop on Fenway Park’s new kosher dog machine:

The home of the Fenway Frank, which claims to sell more hot dogs than any other ballpark in the country, is adding a new option for Jewish fans who adhere to strict kosher dietary laws. A new automated “Hot Nosh” vending machine, to be located in the big concourse under the bleachers, will cook and dispense all-beef, glatt kosher hot dogs in under a minute.

Fenway is the first customer of Wayne Feder’s Hot Nosh Boston LLC. The Brookline company is the New England franchisee of Kosher Vending Industries, a New York supplier of glatt kosher, hot food vending machines.

This season, the Cleveland Jewish News reports, the food folks at what used to be known as Jacobs Field had their act together for opening day:

It took nearly half of last year’s baseball season for rabbinically supervised, strictly kosher hot dogs to be served at Indians games.

This year, Jewish baseball fans can enjoy kosher franks starting with the Tribe’s very first game. …

Ghazi Faddoul, a Lebanese Christian who runs the kosher Subway restaurant at The Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, started the stand last June with help from Clevelanders Earl Lefkovitz and Tom Sudow. The two men also assisted in launching the stadium’s very first kosher stand in 1998.

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