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Columbus pharmacy recognized statewide for Scrambled Dog

(Source: Tanita Gaither) (Source: Tanita Gaither)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - If you’re looking for something good to eat this summer, there’s a local specialty getting statewide attention.

This is a new honor for the scrambled dog from Dinglewood Pharmacy in Columbus.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division awarded the restaurant the 2016-2017 distinction of "100 Plates Locals Love."

Out of 600 nominations submitted on ExploreGeorgia.org and evaluated by judges, the infamous scrambled dog made the second annual list - which is featured in Georgia's culinary guide, offering visitors and locals with suggestions of what to try.

That guide “Georgia Eats” is distributed through the 12 Visitor Information Centers throughout the state.

The “scrambled dog” is served in a long plate, like a banana split dish. The two red hot wieners are topped with homemade “secret recipe” chili, onions, cheddar cheese, oyster crackers, pickles and cole slaw. Customers can mix and match toppings.

“There’s just nothing better than a Scrambled Dog all the way with a side of onion rings and a Cherry Coke. The local food scene is making Columbus a true destination,” said Peter Bowden, President & CEO of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.

If President Jimmy Carter was in town, he would sit across the street in the Aflac building parking lot and eat the “scrambled dog” there, away from the crowd. Some people also say, when Carter was president, he would fly his secretary to Columbus to get him a “Scrambled Dog” to bring back to Washington.

The second annual Georgia Restaurant Week will be July 18-24, 2016 at participating restaurants in Georgia.

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