August 12, 2013

"There are sixty-four foods available on a stick at this year's ongoing Iowa State Fair."

"Wisconsin's recently concluded state fair, however, had ninety-five, including country-fried bacon on a stick with gravy."

9 comments:

The Godfather said...

Sounds good but messy.

AaronS said...

Are those locally-sourced and sustainable sticks?

MadisonMan said...

Anything you can do, I can do better.

Pretty easy to say that when you're from Wisconsin and you're talking to someone from Iowa.

ngtrains said...

Our paper published a calorie count for 5 items from turkey legs to funnel cakes. The numbers were large.

How do they do gravy on a stick?

Chiggers9 said...

Sounds like the word "food" is being used very loosely.

RiverRat said...

Tree killers, all!

Clyde said...

You would think that it was sticks that were being subsidized in Iowa rather than corn ethanol!

Unknown said...

Surprised there's no David Foster Wallace tag here.

Tibore said...

The shocking thing is their creation of Deep Fried Butter:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/dining/at-the-iowa-state-fair-deep-fried-butter-on-a-stick.html

To be clear, the article from last year shows that the whole centering on butter is a marketing gimmick: It is indeed a stick of butter at heart. But it's dipped in a sweet batter, then fried, so the effect is really a fried, sweet-tasting funnel-cake-like concoction that's super buttery in the middle.

But still... talk about rich. I'm fighting off a diabetic coma just thinking about it.