If you’ve grown up or lived in Connecticut, then you most likely have heard, driven by, or eaten at Blackie’s Hot Dog Stand in Cheshire, CT. Blackie’s is a popular family-owned spot that is famous for serving their signature hot dogs since 1928! And their famous homemade hot pepper relish is out of this world – no, literally it has been sent out of this world! An aerospace engineer who loved Blackie’s relish requested to have some of it sent to the Space Station so the astronauts could enjoy and feel the comforts of home while so far away. Blackie’s owner Rick had the amazing opportunity of working with NASA on a special squeezable bottle so the relish could be sent on the next space flight to the International Space Station.
How cool is that?!
The website itself is bold, with high levels of contrast that pop between the black background and large, bright images of the historic building, products, and family photos. At the same time it maintains a simplicity that compliments what Blackie’s embodies. The website features an e-commerce store where you can purchase their famous hot pepper relish, as well as apparel and other accessories.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to stop by Blackie’s, you should! Your taste buds will not be disappointed!