'Oscar Meyer' on Serious Eats

Behind the Scenes: Riding the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Over the years I've had the pleasure of playing hot dog accomplice on many encased meat adventures with SE's resident hot dogger Hawk Krall, but last week's ride might have been the most glorious. Oscar Mayer invited Hawk to pass out a whopping 1,000 of their all-beef hot dogs to a hungry crowd of Philadelphians during a sweltering lunch hour with the mighty Wienermobile nearby. I learned two things—there are few words in the English language that inspire as much happiness as "free hot dogs" and secondly, everyone loves the Wienermobile. Oh, and did I mention that I got to ride in it? More

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