A little inclement weather couldn't stop us from heading over to I Dream of Weenie on Woodland for the second Slow Food Hot Dog Day. The VW bus-cum-"full service wienery" was serving up homemade dogs from Chef Tandy Wilson of City House, Will Uhlhorn of F. Scott's and Emerald Green Farms. There was also chorizo.
Inside the adjacent community garden, Slow Food Nashville was holding court over a spread bursting with local goodies: lemon mustard from Wilson, slaw made from Delvin Farms cabbage and about 10 different varieties of pickle relish--a spinach pesto with bacon was also a big hit. For a small donation, we loaded up our dogs (and plates) will toppings and sides.
Fortunately we managed to chow down during a brief break in the weather--though when the precipitation did return we were driven off from some excellent conversation with a couple former bowling teammates. And the dogs themselves were de-lish.
The one and only upside to the weather: the relatively low-key crowd. Last time they sold out of specialty dogs early. Overall, it was a great event and a great idea for integrating local eaters with local producers. Hopefully next time the rain gods will cooperate.