When Divco Dogs owner Beth Bevington emailed me and said “hey, if you’re ever in Napa Valley, come check out our hot dog business,” I said, “well now, the family and I will be in San Francisco for a wedding, so we will!” Beth and her husband, Don, run Divco Dogs one night a week, all summer long, at the downtown Napa Valley Farmer’s Market. Basically, they shut down the entire downtown every Thursday night and throw a big party. There’s wine, craft beer, bands, crafters, and LOTS of food – including Divco Dogs!
Divco Dogs Named after restored 1934 Divco Bread Truck
Don restored the truck way back for his daughter’s wedding (not your typical wedding limo). Then the little gem sat around. Don decided to sell it, but Beth – who was leaving the corporate world – had other ideas. She wanted to start a hot dog business, so they kept the truck. Four and a half years later, the couple has a funky retirement business they run once a week; and they sell 300-500 hot dogs every Thursday night!
Divco Dogs sells a grilled, quarter pound, Casper’s Frank – a local favorite. They have all the accutrements (even the dreaded ‘red stuff’), plus home-made slaw and lots of other goodies. Since it’s Napa Valley, Beth and Don brought some wine to down the hot dogs with. I like wine, in fact, I LOVE wine; but hot dogs call for beer and there was plenty of that too!
It was a great night and I’m very happy to have Beth and Don in the “Hot Dog Stories Family.” They’re nice folks, enjoying their business, and serving up some great hot dogs!
Enjoy the video!
I shoot Hot Dog Stories with a Kodak Zi8 camera with an Audio Technica ATR288W VHF Battery-Powered TwinMic Microphone System, a Flip Ultra HD camera, and a 60″tripod. I edit with Cyberlink PowerDirector 11 Ultimate. I will also take some stills with my new Canon EOS Rebel Camera.