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Pahrump has authentic Chicago dogs and a ‘Nevada Treasure’

Horizon Market is back at its location at 840 E. Highway 372, after the lease expired for L. J.’s Market, and the convenience store is celebrating the addition of Chicago Style Dogs with a grand opening Aug. 9 and 10.

Owner of Blue Horizon, Inc., Jo Bob White said he decided to put in the Chicago hot dog center, “because we don’t have one here.”

The hot dog stand features only two sandwiches for now, the Chicago dog and a hot Italian beef sandwich with a bun dense enough to be dipped in an au jus before serving.

“Regular buns won’t hold up to the broth,” White said. “These are specialty buns.”

He said the sandwich features shredded beef and a scoop of pepper relish and a dip in the au jus pool.

“It’s not hot spicy, just spicy,” White said, “And it’s delicious.”

The Chicago dogs are “made specifically how they’re supposed to be made,” White said. “They use a special type of Vienna dog and a specialty bun with poppy seeds.”

He said the sales representative from Vienna hot dogs came down to give the Horizon Market staff a tutorial on the proper Chicago dog.

“They are an all beef Vienna dog and it comes with a dill pickle spear, mustard, peppers, tomatoes, onion, celery salt and a special relish.” Both sandwiches come with a small bag of chips.

White said he plans to add polish dogs and others to the selection at a later date.

The grand opening special is a two-for-one for either sandwich from noon to 4 p.m. both days.

Regular hours for the eatery are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

White said he will extend the closing to 8 p.m. after the grand opening.

Pahrump Valley Winery wins “Treasure” vote

The Nevada Commission on Tourism’s voting contest to elect the top six most popular attractions in the state will award one of those honors to Pahrump Valley Winery.

The contest began July 3 with nominations for top attractions in the state, which was divided into six “territories.” Nye County fell in the Nevada Silver Trails Territory.

Each territory was allowed up to 60 nominations by the public before the elimination voting began July 8, bringing the field of possibilities to 10 for each territory.

Voting was fast and furious to produce the top two contenders for each territory.

In the final round of voting, which ended Friday, Pahrump Valley Winery beat Belmont Courthouse 590 to 191.

The town of Belmont was once the Nye County seat, and the historic courthouse is in the process of renovations.

The win is a feather in the caps of both the Town of Pahrump and winery owners Bill and Gretchen Loken.

The town gets recognition and the win provides state and national promotions and recognition for the winery in the commission’s magazine, Travel Nevada, and on its website, travelnevada.com.

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