The Fenway Frank is an iconic culinary staple for Red Sox fans, and Watertown’s Peter Anastasi has gone and improved on the original ball park hot dog.
On July 23, National Hot Dog Day, Kayem announced the winner of the Next Fenway Frank during a celebration at The Landing at Long Wharf. The contest was hosted by Red Sox icons Steve Lyons and Rico Petrocelli, and they crowned Anastasi’s “Greenville Southern Drive Dog” as the top dog.
The award winner adds warm, smoky pulled pork and creamy coleslaw to add some crunch to the grilled Kayem Frenway Frank.
“Peter was able to add a twist to the traditional taste of a grilled Fenway Frank by adding a couple simple, yet intriguing toppings that made his hot dog creation out of the park delicious,” said Bob Kufferman, Kayem Senior Brand Manager.
Fenway Park will begin serving Anastasi’s creation at the Red Sox game on Monday, July 28 against the Toronto Blue Jays and will continue for the rest of the season. Along with that honor, Anastasi received a $1,000 gift cash card.
“During the contest we received hundreds of unique Fenway Frank recipes and we’d like to applaud all of our contestants for their unique and fun entries,” Kufferman said. “We’re excited to have Peter’s creation sold to millions of hot dog and Red Sox fans through the remainder of the season.”
The contest began in the spring when fans were invited to Create the Next Fenway Frank. On July 2, Kayem presented its lineup of the top five franks, and Facebook fans had the chance to vote for their favorite.