John Scalzi is not a San Antonian. However, the man is one of the leading lights of today’s science fiction scene, and a 2009 Hugo Award nominee in three (count ‘em, three) categories — Best Novel (ZOE’S TALE); Best Related Book (YOUR HATE MAIL WILL BE GRADED: A DECADE OF WHATEVER, 1998-2008); and Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (METAtropolis). Maybe more importantly than all of this, he tapes bacon to cats. Say what? Um, yeah. He tapes bacon to cats, and in the process, created an internet storm, and bacon infamy, if you haven’t heard.
Well — San Antonio’s Kings Court Frankfurter Express now has a hot dog with Scalzi’s name written all over it. OK, his name isn’t actually on the menu, but this dog does have several. Witness the menu: “#4 The Danger Dog (also known as “dirty dog” and “Tijuana dog”). An all beef Pancho wrapped in bacon, deep fried, topped with grilled onions and chili with a fresh Serrano pepper.” Hell yeah. That distant growl you hear ain’t indigestion. That would be the Danger Dog calling out Scalzi, the next time he crosses the San Antonio city limits.