Fair food

World’s largest hot dog gets grilled at Miami-Dade County Fair


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What: Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition

Where: 10901 SW 24th St.

When: Gates open at noon daily through March 30.

Cost: $12; free for kids under 5 and adults over 65; discounts for military personnel with ID and people who donate two cans of food.

More info: Call 305-223-3247 or visit thefair.me.


Hamburgers on doughnuts. Turkey legs bigger than balloons. Battered and deep-fried candy bars.

Of all the overindulgent food at the Miami-Dade County Fair, none stood out more Friday than the world’s largest hot dog.

Weighing in at 125.5 pounds — the naked dog tipped the scale at 51 pounds; the rest of the heft came from a gargantuan bun and gallons of condiments — the dog was cooked for three hours on a 100-foot mobile grill that travels from fair to fair on the bed of a 27-ton tractor-trailer.

Brett Enright, founder and CEO of Juicy’s Outlaw Grill, already holds the Guinness record for largest commercially available hamburger. His 777-pound behemoth burger costs $5,000 and can be ordered with two days’ notice.

Like Juicy’s burger, the world’s largest commercially available hot dog is available to order for your next wedding, bar mitzvah or dinner party, a relative bargain at $1,000.

“Let’s get another record!” Enright yelped Friday as his workers carefully carried the humongous hot dog from grill to scale, where its bun awaited.

He doused it with several pounds each of mustard, relish, ketchup (seriously, who puts ketchup on a hot dog?) and sliced onions.

After the final weight was observed by several witnesses (full disclosure: a Herald staffer was one), including retired NFL and University of Florida wide receiver Ike Hilliard, a notary public signed off on official documents, which will be sent to Guinness for review.

The hot dog got sliced up and served as $1 samples, with proceeds going to the Miami Rescue Mission, which provides services to the homeless and needy.

Enright, meanwhile, was already planning his next big thing.

“There’s a guy in Chicago who had the previous hot dog record,” he said. “I’m hoping he comes back and beats this so we can turn around and make the biggest hot dog the world has ever seen.”

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