Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant -- winner of Broward Palm Beach New Times' Best Dessert 2011 for the monumental Kitchen Sink sundae -- will celebrate its 55th rotation around the sun this Saturday with a family-friendly bash from 7 to 10 p.m. at the beloved Dania Beach icon.
There are lots of activities planned, among them a hot dog eating contest hosted by...a giant hot dog. National Deli has partnered with Jaxson's for the event, providing behemoth one-pound, 18-inch dogs for the contest and sending its ambassador, Nat Deliman, to entertain the throngs (and oversee the consumption of his brethren).
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Hot dog eating contest participants, who will be pre-selected for the contest, will have a chance to win a flat screen television.
The evening also will include a silent auction, raffle, and live entertainment. Proceeds from any raffle ticket sales, food and drink sales, and donations will go to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.