As Kaitlin Kiss started to sing the Canadian National anthem, a sea of hands raised Buddha dogs on Elizabeth street in Picton, Ontario for a few reasons. To salute Canada’s birthday, Buddha dog’s 5th anniversary, and the attempt to set a world record for ‘most hotdogs eaten by as many people simultaneously’.
Canada day was buzzing in Prince Edward County. A huge celebration at a park in Wellington was underway as we drove by to get to Picton. Buskers and numerous musicians were lined up on Main street, while artisans and producers lined up along alleyways to sell local goods. Elizabeth street was filled with eager participants awaiting Tamworth hotdogs from Buddha dog, topped with a Sorrel mustard made by Chef Jamie Kennedy. The dog wasn’t the only draw – everyone wanted to be part of setting a Guinness world record (there currently isn’t a record for this category). What was the final record? 300 registered Buddha dog eaters gorged on hot dogs simultaneously.
Funds raised from each $5 registration will be used to support PEC 4-H.
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Written by Suresh Doss
Suresh Doss is the publisher of SpotlightToronto.com and Rickshawmag.com. Founder of the Food Truck Eats festival, Suresh has been a pioneer for the Street food movement in Toronto. In 2011, He was awarded the VQA Promoter’s Award for outstanding achievement in the Media category in the promotion of Ontario VQA Wines. Suresh is also the Global Editor for Whitecap’s StreetEats series of travel guides, which focuses on the best street food across North America.