The Red Sox batter steps up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded. The bat cracks a sixth-inning fastball, sending it sailing into the stands as the crowd leaps to its feet. All that excitement can sure make a fan hungry.
This can only mean one thing: an all-American Fenway Park hot dog.
While you don't have to head to Boston to bite into this tasty tradition, you will have to go north - as in North Myrtle Beach. That's where you'll find the humble hot dog shack called Fenway Grille, one of the only places in South Carolina where you can get Fenway dogs, according to owners Chris and Jamie Whitt.
For an authentic touch, they only use Kayem "Old Tyme" franks - the very ones served in the legendary ballpark.
The Whitts, one-time operators of a popular food truck in North Carolina, moved their family to the Myrtle Beach area in 2017. They brought with them a history of masterful hot-doggery, which previously earned them recognition on TV programs like "Carnival Eats" and "Eating American with Anthony Anderson."
"We make our own chili, our own coleslaw and even our own Thousand Island dressing," noted Chris, a retired firefighter.
Hot dog aficionados - this is your haven. You'll find savory tube steak tucked into steamy buns in all your favorite incarnations, including an All American with ketchup, mustard, relish and onions; a true, drug-through-the-garden Chicago Dog with neon relish; Jersey-style with spicy mustard and kraut and, for Southern taste buds, the Carolina Classic with mustard, slaw, chili and onion.
Put a little Boston into your meal with a side of good ol' baked beans.
Among the specialty dogs, try the "Good Morning," with crispy bacon, a fried egg, spicy onions and cheese. And don't be shy about wandering into the menu's "Dog-free Zone." There you'll find juicy, hand-patted Angus chuck burgers that hold their own against the dogs.
Perhaps the best game strategy is the snagging of a lobster roll, but call ahead for availability.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, lobster rolls - when all your bases are loaded, go ahead and hit that home run with a warm, cinnamon-sugar pretzel drizzled in maple syrup or salted caramel sauce.