Friday, August 20, 2010

Fried Foodstuffs at the Ex {CNE}

image:: Vicky Skinkle, by Aaron Harris-Toronto Star

The Toronto Star had a "puff" piece on fried butter available this year at the CNE that starts today {hattip:: LinnyQat}. A few years ago, maybe 2004 or so, I went with my friends Matt & Ariana with their 3-year-old daughter to the California State Fair at Cal Expo, where I had a deep-fried Snickers bar. It was OK. Not bad, but not worth whatever they were charging...most likely a few bucks. 

Earlier this week, I saw this in the CSM::

a Krispy Kreme cheeseburger. Oh, it gets better::
"The Machine Shed, a restaurant with a food concession at the Wisconsin State Fair, told the Milwaukee Journal it expected to sell about 3,500 Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers over the first three days of the fair. About a quarter of its customers were pitching in an extra buck for the side order of chocolate-covered bacon."
I have a penchant for the strange, but chocolate covered bacon? Anyway. Perhaps concessioners at The Ex will see that CSM article and consider running over to Tim Hortons and concocting various offerings, such as a Timmyburger or Monte Cristo made from a doughnut. My idea...Toronto is dying for poutine, so how about getting some fresh cheesecurds and a decent gravy and injecting them into Timbits. Ah, thoughts of La Banquise in the Plateau.

Fairs and expos always remind me of Templeton in the 1973 version of Charlotte's Web. Due to takedowns on YouTube, only the Spanish version is available. Sorry, no voice of Paul Lynde gorging on midway leavings::

English lyrics::

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord
After the crowds have ceased
Each night when the lights go out
It can be found on the ground all around
Oh, what a ratly feast!

Melon rinds and bits of hotdogs
Cookie crumbs and rotton cotton candy
Melted ice cream, mustard dripplings
Moldy goodies everywhere

Lots of popcorn, apple cores
Bananna peels and soggy sadwiches
And gobs of gorgeous gook to gobble at the fair

A fair is a veritable smorgasbord orgasbord orgasbord
After the gates are shut
Each night when the lights go out
It can be found on the ground all around
That's where a rat can glut, glut, glut, glut! 

Song:: The Smiths-"Rusholme Ruffians"::

Twitterversion:: TheEx {#CNE} opening in #Toronto w/deep fried butter,but how about donut burgers w/choco-covered bacon or poutine Timbits? @Prof_K


Officer Mazaltoff said...

I once had a chocolate bacon bar, it was quite delicious, just extra salty, so I imagine that the chocolate covered bacon on this donutburger would be similar.

Toronto has a lack of poutine?? Didn't they just have a world poutine eating competition???? Come out here and we'll get you hooked up with 30 varieties of poutine at La Belle Patate.

Kenneth M. Kambara said...

OM:: Dark or milk chocolate bacon bar?

I found the poutine contest:: Winner slurps up 5.9 kilos of poutine. Hmmm. I think the poutine purists take issue with the quality of the poutine here. That said, I'm down for La Belle Palate and I'm also having La Casa Gelatoon my mind.

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