NEW YORK -- Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Ashley Montana wedded a 6-foot-tall hot dog yesterday. The ceremony marked the Big Apple's opening of Boogie's Diner -- what can best be described as a marriage of food and fashion.
One block from the posh Bloomingdale's department store in midtown Manhattan, this isn't your typical diner. In addition to chili burgers and strawberry shakes, it sells clothing. Boogie's offers blue jeans and T-shirts, but it specializes in the off-beat -- rhinestone caps, fluorescent sequin dresses, wacky ties and a Jeff Hamilton jacket that costs $4,000.
"I wanted to make a store where people can shop and eat," said the proud father, Leonard "Boogie" Weinglass, a Baltimore native who was wearing his signature black-leather jacket and red cowboy boots.