Years ago, my good friend Darcy Miller, the founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, asked me to shrink down the hot dog into one of my bite-sized appetizers. As soon as I did that, lots of other caterers did the same, some more successfully than others. My favorite story is about one caterer who repeatedly sent a client “mini hot dogs” that were much bigger than mine. Again and again, over and over, the client kept asking her caterer for “smaller, like Peter’s” until the caterer finally said, “you want small? I’ll give you small!” and promptly broke the hot dog in half and handed it to her! Too funny.