After two weeks of intense online voting, the Durham Bulls’ Nuke Dog has advanced to the final round of Minor League Baseball’s #FoodFight, a competition to decide the best ballpark concession item in the Nation. The Nuke Dog topped stiff opposition in the “Hogs N Dogs” bracket to move on to the finals, and the spicy frank will now face off against three other category winners to for title of #FoodFight Champion.
A culinary tribute to the 25th anniversary of Bull Durham, the super-spicy Nuke Dog debuted at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Opening Day 2013. Named for fireball-throwing Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, it's a classic Carolina Packers red hot dog with crushed red pepper as an added ingredient. It's also topped with the award-winning, all-natural "Get Me a Switch" spicy relish from locally based Cottage Lane Kitchen.
The Nuke Dog will now compete against three other International League finalists for the overall #FoodFight crown: Gwinnett’s “Knucksie” sandwich, Toledo’s “Fantastic Freeze Sundae” and Lehigh Valley’s “Aw Shucks” Roasted Corn.
Final round voting is live now through Thursday, June 6. Fans can vote as many times as they would like online or via Twitter, by following @MiLB then tweeting the hashtag #FoodFight and including “Nuke Dog” or mentioning the Durham Bulls. Retweets of the official @DurhamBulls twitter account count as votes as well.
Fans can get a taste of the Nuke Dog during the current Bulls homestand, which continues tonight through Monday, June 3rd. Tickets for all home games are available at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office, by phone at 919.956.BULL or online at durhambulls.com.
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