As we celebrate our freedoms this Independence Day, it’s important to remember to do so responsibly. While we think of the holiday as a time for fireworks and hot dogs, it is also the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. In fact, a staggering 40 percent of highway deaths from 2007–2011 were caused by drunk drivers on Fourth of July weekend. This is a sobering fact. At a time meant to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, countless Americans had those rights ripped from them. With families commuting to barbecues, parades, and firework shows, we owe it to our community and to ourselves to do our part to stop this drunk driving epidemic. As a law office that deals in civil and criminal law, we are deeply familiar with the kinds of damage the choice to drink and drive can cause. When you choose to drink and drive, you are putting not only your own life but the lives of your passengers and innocent bystanders at risk. And yes, drinking and driving is always a choice. In this age of Uber and Lyft, on top of previously existing taxi and public transportation services, there has never been so many alternatives to driving. Sure, a $20 cab ride may sound expensive at the time, but compared to the medical, insurance, and emotional costs of having caused a major auto accident, suddenly the cab fare seems like a drop in the bucket. Please, this summer, do your part to make the roads of San Diego safer for everyone. If you’re going to a party, get a ride there and leave the car at home. If you commit to being a sober driver for your friends, make your word ironclad. If you host a barbecue, collect the keys of your guests and keep an eye on the beer cooler. If you see a friend staggering to their car, intervene. Lives depend on it.
BLUE CHEESE BUFFALO DOGS AND CELERY SLAW Inspired by Bon Appetit magazine
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1 package of your favorite hot dogs
For Celery Slaw: •
1 package hot dog buns
4 celery stalks, very thinly sliced
1 bottle Frank’s RedHot sauce 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
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1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
Celery salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1. For slaw, toss all ingredients together and season with celery salt and pepper.
2. Grill hot dogs and toast buns.
3. Assemble hot dogs, douse with hot sauce, and top with celery slaw.
Let’s make sure everyone has a great, safe summer in San Diego.
4. Top with blue cheese, add another splash of hot sauce if you’re feeling extra spicy, and serve.
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