by Brennen Anderson
The Boomstick is the one-pound, 2-foot, all-beef behemoth hot dog now featured at the Ballpark at Arlington.
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This is a culinary challenge for anyone, so here are three suggestions to help you successfully enjoy The Boomstick:
1: Pace yourself. This strategy relies on promptness and planning. Arrive at the ballpark early and hungry. There are 24 inches of hot dog to distribute across nine innings.
Pro-tip: Front-load your hot dog distribution so that you’re eating the most in the first few innings when you’re hungriest.
2: Bring friends. The Boomstick was made to be enjoyed with friends. Sharing among three friends means each person gets 8 inches of hot dog. However, this plan requires diplomacy. Make sure everyone agrees beforehand on the desired toppings.
Pro-tip: Don’t bring too many friends. A 3-inch portion of Boomstick may not be filling.
3: Smuggle it out. They give you a carrying case, so use it. If, by the bottom of the ninth inning, your Boomstick is unfinished, discreetly place it in the carrying case. Say you’re using it to carry a souvenir youth bat or you simply want a trophy of your amazing accomplishment.