Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart — and today they’re free thanks to the Boston Red Sox.
Miami’s longstanding favorite Arbetter’s hot dogs, whose owners have deep roots in Beantown, are giving away Boston-style baked beans all day Monday in celebration of the Red Sox winning the World Series Sunday night.
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“I’ll run out to buy more if we start running out,” said Arbetter’s CEO Dave Arbetter, whose father founded the hot dog stand on Bird Road in 1959.
His late father, Bob Arbetter, was born in Saugus, Massachusetts, a 20-plus year Red Sox season ticket holder who never lived to see the Red Sox win a World Series. But he brought his passion for Boston teams with him when he opened the hot dog stand.
“But not the Patriots. We hate the Patriots. I want that on the record,” Dave Arbetter said.
When the Boston Celtics won the 1974 NBA championship, Bob Arbetter’s celebrated by giving away beans. Video of the giveaway (from the Miami Dade College archives), complete with a bagpipe player, is posted on Arbetter’s website. The same bagpipe player Bob Arbetter invited to play that day will play Monday.
“I got the bagpipe guy on the line right now. Can I call you back?” Dave Arbetter said.
Dave Arbetter, who grew up in Miami a Red Sox and Celtics fan before Miami had its own professional teams, has given away beans the day after the Red Sox won their last titles in 2004, 2007 and 2014. He bought 60 of the massive 7-pound, 4-ounce cans of B&M baked beans (known as the No. 10 cans) and is adding his own spice blend to the mix.
They’ll serve the beans alongside their well-known hot dogs — from chili dogs to deep-fried rippers — but alas only the beans are free.
So eat your beans at every meal.
Arbetter’s hot dogs
Address: 8747 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.