Episode #75 – Dick Zigun, Coney Island Advocate

Posted by on November 15, 2014

EPISODE #75 – November 15, 2014

Guest: Dick Zigun,
“unofficial mayor of Coney Island”

Download standard podcast mp3 file – Episode 75
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Coney Island USA website

Coney Island USA is a registered nonprofit in
the restored 1917 “Child’s Restaurant” building,
home of  three unique venues:  the Coney Island Museum,
Sideshows by the Seashore
and the Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex


Coney Island Websites

AMUSING THE ZILLION BLOG

CONEY ISLAND HISTORY PROJECT

WEBSITE OF THE NEW LUNA PARK

DENO’S WONDER WHEEL PARK

 

Video: Coney Island in the 1940s

Video: Meet Me Down at Coney Island (1930)

 

Luna Park Main Tower, 1905

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Nathan’s Hot Dog Chili

1/2 pound ground chuck (some sources recommend 1/2 pound ground-up hot dogs instead)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon dried minced onion (optional)
1
teaspoons chili powder
Dash of w
orcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Brown meat in a skillet, adding onions halfway through.
Add remaining ingredients; stir well to combine. Simmer over low heat 10 minutes

Simmer a bit more with some added cornstarch/water
to thicken if needed (you probably won’t need to).
 

Wikipedia’s list of regional hot dog variations


My original 2 1/2 hour DVD
“The Carnival’s Been & Gone”
actual films of the glory days of Coney Island!

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One Response to Episode #75 – Dick Zigun, Coney Island Advocate

  1. Ming Diaz

    Respected Mr. Keyser:

    I left off from following Ballycast way back around episode 67 or thereabouts due to a change in job rules where I could not use the work computer to download and listen to the podcast during slow times in the lab area. Several other electronic bench monkeys also complained because your knowledge and the insights presented by your guests was grist for our conversational mill, even and especially creating a bridge between Old Fogies like me and the younger techs who did not have a clue, much less ever have exposure to anything regarding the sideshow world. Then, I confess, I continued the lapse due to letting other things get my attention. Small stuff like a second marriage, new grandbabies, planning retirement, and improving my face painting and storytelling skills. I’ve now actually retired, moved, and have that classic attitude of hearing what I will when I will in my garage woodshop. Behold, a memory tickle brought your superb podcast to the fore of my – admittedly – much more distractable mind so I looked for and with great good pleasure rediscovered your podcast, now at episode 128! Sir, I could not be more pleased and appreciative of your works, actually your labor of love, and the wonderful connection you’ve been creating for all this time. I’ll be wrapped around the .mp3 collection and wearing a wicked grin between running the skill saw. Very best regards, appreciation, and joyfull reconnection, Ming Diaz. Wichita, KS.

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