Dinner and a Movie: Char’s Hotdogs and 42 (film)
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Char’s Hotdogs has been a staple in downtown Benicia for almost 25 years. The service is super friendly and the food is fresh, well-prepared and comes out hot just the way we like it.
Char’s has a huge selection of hotdogs—from Polish to chili cheese dogs, kraut dogs to Cajun hot links. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, patty melts and the best onion rings in the county! The burgers are just the right size, juicy with your choice of cheeses and extras. Fries and sweet potato fries are some of the most popular and mouthwatering additions.
I know what you’re thinking. Where’s my beer? Baseball, hotdogs and a beer, right? We have you covered. Cullens’s Pub and Char’s have a relationship. That’s right, you can order Char’s hotdogs and burgers right from the pub. Relationships like this help both businesses during covid restrictions.
Char’s accepts phone in orders, has counter service to go and lots of added outdoor seating with water views. Char’s is located at the bottom of First Street at the entrance to the historic Tannery Building, right next to Cullen’s. Attractive prices; you can’t go wrong!!
Char’s Hotdogs | 131 First Street, Benicia | 707.745.4476 | Instagram: hotdogsfromchars
Open 11 am – 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday All COVID guidelines followed.
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For so many reasons, our choice of baseball movies to go with your Char’s hotdog is 42.
Let’s start with Chadwick Boseman. It’s shocking and so sad to lose this compelling actor to colon cancer at age 43. Much of his earlier work in films was devoted to portraying pioneering figures in American history: James Brown in Get It on Up in 2014; Thurgood Marshall, in 2017’s Marshall; and of course, Jackie Robinson in 42.
If you’re a baseball fan, you already know that Robinson is honored every year across every major league team with all players wearing his number 42. It is a tribute to the incalculable impact of his debut and career as the first black player in major league baseball. Under ruthless pressure and relentless scrutiny, he distinguished himself by his talent on the field and his integrity across the board.
Chadwick Boseman portrayed Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42 with a depth and humanity that were hallmarks of Robinson himself. We are presented with the pain and the beauty of a history that we must keep revisiting until we get it right. You don’t have to be a baseball fan to be moved by Robinson’s story and Boseman’s performance.