It’s that time of year, summer is almost here and along with it county fairs, state fairs and all kinds of places to try out fun food. Of course you can have something healthy as well if you are into that sort of thing. A good salad does sound good but right now I’m more interested in trying out a Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger that Chicken Charlie is introducing at the San Diego County Fair in June. Last year, one of CC’s new creations was a Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, which I missed out on so I don’t want to be deprived this year. Maybe one of their cucumber salads too.
I have acquaintances who wouldn’t touch a fried Oreo no matter how healthy you made it sound. And one friend who wouldn’t touch a mashup like a burger on a donut, he can’t imagine mixing foods together, it isn’t right. I’ll tell you what I think isn’t right, that’s not being open to new adventures. Life is too short not to enjoy it. Of course my these friends of mine would say your life will be even shorter eating deep-fried Spam. I don’t even know if I actually think a Kripsy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger will be a gastronomic delight, but it doesn’t matter, it just might be. So, sure, I will give it a try.
Across the country food purveyors are stretching the limits to come up with this summer’s big hit. Chocolate covered bacon, deep-fried bacon wrapped jalapeno on a stick. They will fry anything: avocados, Pop-tarts, cheesecake, artichoke hearts, White Castle burger, bacon wrapped pickle and of course the old favorite deep-fried Twinkies. Just about any tasty food can be made better deep-frying it and or wrapping it in bacon. Yep, summer is here enjoy it your way but don’t be afraid to experiment a little.
And here is a Zagat guide to the best smothered fries in LA.