YAKIMA, Wash. — It occurred to me, as I wrote this week’s Indoorsman column about coney dogs, that I’ve already written more about hot dogs than I probably should write in my entire life.
But they say you should write what you know. And I have expert knowledge in very few non-hot-dog subjects. Here’s a quote from that column to whet your appetite: “The plan is to have a big coney party when the Tigers make the World Series. (The alternate plan, in the unlikely event the Tigers don’t make the Series, is to sadness-eat 100 coneys by myself in a dark room somewhere, assuming the salt from my tears doesn’t ruin the sauce.)”
Of course, that’s not all we have in this week’s issue of On magazine. We’ve also got:
• A Dear Crabby question about patience in traffic. ... “Nobody but nobody actually drives the speed limit. That’s probably why people are passing you.”
• An elegant, insightful review of Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being,” by Inklings Bookshop manager Adam Jones.
• An On the Menu recommendation for Mickey’s Pub at the Orion Theatre. I had the smoked ham and cheddar mac. Alana had the Mickey’s Pub Burger with fries. I dipped some of her fries in my excess cheese. I know how to live.
• 10 Days Out briefs on upcoming entertainment options including guitar virtuoso Brooks Robertson at The Seasons Performance Hall, local haunted houses, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra’s Dia de los Muertos concert and an event called Twerk Sumthin at Tuscans 2 Nightclub. Should be good.
And, as always, we’ve got all the event listings you need to plan for the weekend and beyond. Make sure to pick up an On magazine in Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic or at any number of local shops and eateries.