Another stop along the street food guide to the FIFA World Cup 2014 brings us home to the U. S. of A (kicking off Group Play today against Ghana at 5pm CDT). As a melting pot, America has absorbed a lot of street foods inspired by or imitable of other countries. America doesn't have a ton of street food all its own because of the large quantity of fast food restaurants and drive thrus. Having that said, there is one street food and drink most Americans have had at some point in their lives: hot dogs and Jack & Coke.
|Shrimp Creole dog at Botsky's in Lake Charles, LA|
Perhaps the most common of street foods is the hot dog. While this may seem boring, there are plenty of variations to keep your palate alert and satisfied. I feel like Bubba in Forrest Gump when I try to name all of the ways to make a hot dog, so if you really want to get creative, check out the menus of Frankie's Dawg House here in Baton Rouge, Botsky's in Lake Charles, or Dat Dog in New Orleans. If you're too lazy to recreate these, just go pick up some for you and your buddies before the game!
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There's nothing more American than refreshing Classic Coca Cola...with a little Tennessee Jack Daniel's Whiskey. A classic combination of whiskey and coke can set your evening right and get you geared up for the match! If you're feeling in the mood for something local, try to get your hands on some local LA1 Whiskey from the Donner-Peliter Distillery in Thibideaux and mix it with some of Swamp Pop's Noble Cane Cola!