Yesterday was a whirlwind of info: recipe writing, restaurant reviewing, social media strategies, food styling, and photography tips at Food Blog South with some of my fellow C-Team members from the Southern C. It was so great to finally see and meet these virtual friends in person and meet some new ones.
I just discovered this short documentary from Southern Foodways Alliance about Gus of Pete's Famous Hot Dogs in downtown Birmingham. Gus was one of Birmingham's food icons, having taken over his uncle's hot dog stand in 1948. During his 72 year tenure at Pete's Famous, very little changed about the restaurant or the dogs.
Birmingham has a unique foodscape and hot dogs are definitely a local favorite. I have fond childhood memories of lunch trips with my grandmother to both Pete's Famous and another local hot dog joint, Gus's Hot Dogs.