Wayne Vasser of Jazzy Daugs hot dogs works at his stand in downtown Winston-Salem.
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about it. T6viea, who has been operating
her stand for 25 years, believes "God has
me and I wish Pulliam good luck on his
restaurant." She is across the street from
the Clark Campbell Transportation Center
on Fifth Street.
Another downtown hot dog stand
owner, Frank Wilson of Frank's
Frankfurters, when asked about the
Pulliam move, said that he had not heard
about it. Wilson said, "I believe my cus
tomers will continue to be loyal." Wilson
elaborated about having heard of Pulliam's
hot dogs because a lot of his customers
have eaten them, but they told him that his
dogs are better; for he grills his hot dogs
and believes his style is working for him.
Wilson said his mission is why he is
here. "I am led by Jesus Christ, and I'm
here not to sell hot dogs but to spread the
Gospel to the lost," he said. He is across
from the federal courthouse, near Subway.
The Pulliam's Barbeque restaurant at
4400 Old Walkertown Road will remain
open, Flynt said. The opening for the new
location is planned for mid- to late
Flynt is deciding to change his menu at
his new location. When asked why the
change up, Flynt said people have been
asking about burgers and firench fries and
admits to not having the room for it at the
original location because of limited space.
The Pulliam business has been around
in Winston-Salem for 105 years, since
1910, with the current location at Old
Walkertown being there since 1938. Flynt
believes that the Pulliam familiarity will
help bring in more Customers to the new
Flynt said, "I hope the
customers will continue to
grow, for God has blessed
me with the customers we
Flynt, who says he is a
people person, likes to meet
new people and doesn't con
sider the people to be cus
tomers. "I call everybody
friend," Flynt said when talking about how
he views his customers.
"I realize that if it wasn't for the cus
tomers, then the restaurant wouldn't be
what it was," Flynt said. Flynt's daughter
Caitlin, whom he says is a people person
along with the rest of the family, will run
the new Trade Street restaurant. Flynt
plans to put tree stumps in the alley at his
new location, which will sort of duplicate
the same atmosphere that is at the Old
Walkertown Road location.
Flynt hopes to bnng everybody togeth
er in the community, and is even thinking
about changing the theme at his new loca
tion in contrast to his NASCAR theme at
his current location.
When asked about the hours of opera
tion, Flynt said that he plans to open
Tuesday through Thursday and on week
ends only when there are special events
going on, such as First Friday Gallery
Hops, when downtown shops, studios, and
galleries open extended hours.
Photos by NikJa Baldwin
Queen Tdviea with her hot dog stand in downtown
It's National Hot Dog Day
CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council desig
nates July as National Hot Dog Month and July 23 as
National Hot Dog Day.
Established in 1994, the council serves as an infor
mation resource to consumers and media on issues
related to quality, safety, trivia, nutrition, preparation
and recipes of hot dogs and sausages.
Look out for specials throughout Winston-Salem
today, such as at Sonic restaurant, which is serving $1
All American Hot Dogs & Chili Cheese Coneys all day,
as well as 6-inch premium beef hot dogs for only $1
Nationwide, several cities and towns have special
events to celebrate hot dogs. Often the proceeds from a
hot dog day are given to charity.
And then there is the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating
Contest. This is an annual American hot dog competi
tive eating competition that is held each year on
Independence Day at Nathan's Famous Corporation's
original, and best-known restaurant at the comer of Surf
and Still well Avenues in Coney Island, a neighborhood
of Brooklyn, New York City.
The contest has gained public attention in recent
years because of the stardom of Takeru Kobay ashi and
Joey Chestnut. The current champion is Matt Stonie.
Find more information at the National Hot Dog A
Sausage Council's website at www hot-dog org.
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