Fast Food

Wienerschnitzel Tempts Us with Cake Batter-Dipped Cone

Cookie Ice Cream

I have to admit that chocolate-dipped cones have always been a guilty pleasure of mine and the idea of cake coating replacing said chocolate may just find a new home in my heart. Wienerschnitzel is adding a new dessert to their menu and it sounds pretty sweet. This vanilla soft serve is dipped into cake batter and rolled with rainbow sprinkles.

For those looking for an every day deal, Wienerschnitzel is also adding a $1.99 special for each day of the week. Monday’s customers can get Chili Cheese Curly Fries, Tuesday Angus All-Beef Chili Dog, Wednesday Original Pastrami Dog, Thursday Jalapeño Poppers, Friday Polish Dog, Saturday Junkyard Dog and Sunday is Two Corn Dogs.

Both the Cake Batter Cone and the Daily Deals are available at participating Wienerschnitzel locations for a limited time only.


Sonic Celebrates National End of School Day with 50-Cent Corn Dogs


Sonic will be offering corn dogs for a mere 50 cents all day Thursday, May 23rd. Why? Because it’s “National End of School Day,” apparently. So what better way to celebrate freedom and lazy summer days than with our favorite fair food? There is no better way. Exactly.

Personally, I’m considering stocking up on enough of these fried delights to last me ’til winter. Hey, a girl needs to eat.

H/T + PicThx GrubGrade


Dip These Mini Corn Dog Muffins in Sriracha Sauce


This simple recipe puts a spin on the classic corn dog while using a bit of imagination and ingenuity in the process. The traditionally corny batter is given a makeover with the addition of green chilies for a hint of spice but not overwhelmingly so — that task is left to America’s new favorite condiment, Sriracha. Yes, these bite sized morsels are paired with spicy sriracha sauce for dipping, just in case you felt the need to eat a fireball. Did I mention everything is placed inside a mini muffin tin and baked in the oven?! Too cutes.

So for the love of county fairs, crack out the cobwebbed muffin tins you once believed to be useless and give this one a shot! Peep the recipe here.

H/T Tablespoon


Here’s How to Make Corn Dog Brownies

You know how sometimes you are really into two different things, and you think putting them together is a great idea, but it’s really not? Pottery and break dancing. Kittens and hang gliding. Drinking and operating heavy machinery.

This is not one of those times.

You’re bonkers for brownies and crazy for corn dogs, so it’s only right that you put them together in one awesome dinner/dessert of epig (get it!?!?) proportions.

Corn Dog Brownies


  • 2 boxes of your favorite brownie mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sticks (16T) butter, melted
  • 30 frozen mini corn dogs (They come in packs of 40. You know what to do with the rest.)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 9×13 pan with non-stick foil (or use sticky foil and grease it).
  2. Mix brownie, eggs, and butter in the biggest bowl you own.
  3. Chop corn dogs in half and stir into brownie batter.
  4. Pour and smash the pork-laden batter into the foil-lined pan and bake for 55 to 65 minutes.
  5. Let cool for a long as you can stand it, cut, consume, and cry-gasm.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, these corn dogs taste like donuts….with pork in them. So yes, I think they taste great apart and great together, and I know you will too. (Especially if you add in your previously mentioned love of drinking.)


Deep Fried Cereal, Porkabello Kabobs and Other Crazy Foods of the 2012 OC Fair

Is it that time of year for deep fried everything, with a side of deep fried everything else? HELL YEAH IT IS!

Friday, July 13 marked the first official day of the 2012 Orange County Fair and we were fortunate enough to swing by on opening day. Bringing back all of your favorite deep fried foods and snacks from last year, you can expect to find new items, such as the Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Dog On A Stick and Deep Fried Cereal, slowly, greasily, and deliciously making their descent through your pie hole.

Running until August 12, you’ve got less than a month to make your way to the OC Fairgrounds before the fair closes its doors. Keep in mind that they’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so please don’t show up unless you just want to hang out in a parking lot and get sunburned.

Here’s a look at the 2012 OC Fair and some of the crazy new foods:

Bacon A-Fair always doing things big. This year they had three new items to the mix: The Caveman Club, Porkabello Kabobs and the Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Hot Dog On A Stick.

The Caveman Club — A gigantic turkey leg wrapped by an entire pound of bacon that can feed [up to] a family of 4.

Looks kinda burnt, but tasted delicious. This is the Deep Fried Beer Battered Bacon Wrapped Sausage (JUMBO SIZED, BABY!).

Not pictured was the side of delicious nacho cheese that came with it. Tasted sooo good together.

The last of the 3 new items was the Porkabello Kabob — Portabello mushroom stuffed with gouda cheese and wrapped in bacon on a stick… plus fries and more cheese, because fair.

Juicy’s doing what they do best — serve tons of meat with a really worried looking dude on the grill.

Chicken Charlie’s is always doing something crazy with their fried foods. This year’s hottest item? Deep Fried Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which are both part of a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and diet.

I only had the guts to try the Deep Fried Trix. I wasn’t sure if my body was ready to handle the Cinnamon Toast Crunch right after a ton of other deep fried foods.

Aaaand I lied. I couldn’t say ‘no’ to Deep Fried Zucchini Twirls with nacho cheese, bacon bits and jalapenos. Maybe I could have had the Cinnamon Toast Crunch.


Surprise! Chicken Charlie’s also had another stand open. Dubbed The Pineapple Express, they’ve got Deep Fried Spam, Fried Pineapples, and two (or one depending on how you look at it) new items — The Maui Chicken and the Naked Shrimp, both of which are served with rice and pineapple in a pineapple.

$2 Sample Fridays = Garlic French Fries to take a break from deep fried foods speed up my chances of a heart attack. Ah, damn it. I guess I missed the mark on that one. But zing! Still alive!

Ribbed for your pleasure — The last of the newest items is known as the Big Rib. With 2 pounds of USDA beef rib on a 17-inch stick, how much more American could you get?

Proud of his Big Rib, if you catch my drift. If you don’t, it’s in his hand. And he’s the cook, ya freak.

Who quenches their thirst with water? Pshhh. The only way to get hydrated was through waffle ice cream sandwiches and soft-serve ice cream cones.

Santa Claus in the off-season.

The last of the food for the day. I’m surprised I actually made it here to show you guys and gals all of these pictures.


That’s all for now, folks! Best believe that I’m still alive, and still [relatively] healthy enough to tell you all to hit up the fair if your’e in town.

Make sure to use #FOODBEAST in your Instagram photos so we see what you’re grubbing on at the fair if you’re the foodie photo type. Eat on!

[Thx & Photo Credits: Vince Pacubas]


Chocolate-covered Corn Dogs

We live within walking distance of a grocery store. Not that I actually walk there (last time I was mauled by fire ants), but it being in close proximity to my house, I’m there several times a week.

And regardless of what’s on my list, there are always four aisles that I’m going to visit (unless I really have to pee): baking, chips/snacks, frozen snacks, and ice cream. The first three aisles are for you; the last one is for me.

While trawling the frozen snacks aisle earlier this week, my ever-wandering eye landed upon a gold mine—a mini, oblong, pig-filled gold mine.

Mini corn dogs!! Perfect for covering in chocolate! Although, I feel that way about pretty much everything, don’t I?

As is the case for most things that I cover in chocolate, the ingredients and recipe are significantly cheaper and easier than flying to Korea.

Chocolate Covered Mini Corn Dogs


–          1 pkg (20 count) mini corn dogs

–          chocolate baking bark (it took about 5 squares to coat them all)


1. Heat corn dogs according to package. (I sooooo put them in the microwave.)

2. Slice each corn dog in half. (Better chocolate-to-dog ratio.)

3. Melt bark and coat corn dogs.

4. Chill until set.

Are you familiar with Entenmann’s Frosted Mini Donuts? Good stuff, right? Well, these are just like those. Oh, but with, like, a hot dog in them.

As expected with a treat such as these, there were 3 camps: the these-are-awesome group (my favorite people), the eh-these-aren’t-the-best group (thanks for trying them), and the you-can’t-make-me-eat-that group (laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame).

Helpful hint: If you are hesitant to try one, don’t look at it while you are eating it. I heard that helps.

Oh, and before I go, I have a riddle for you: What makes a chocolate-covered corn dog even better? The same thing that makes a regular corn dog better: dipping it in mustard!!!

Seriously though, the addition of mustard was crescent fresh—as is my friend Cody who suggested it.

For more corny confections, visit The Cereal Baker.


Frozen Food Garlic Pizza

Frozen food pizza to you? Gourmet frozen food pizza to me! What is great about this pizza is that all of the ingredients can be found in your freezer, convenient for a growing college student who is limited to non-perishable foods! Popcorn shrimp, corn dogs, bacon, mushrooms all on top of  a garlic bread base. Warm up your microwaves! (Thx TIWYF)


The Great Bacon Odyssey: Bacorn Dogs!

What you are looking at is definitely a game changer. A corn dog sans the hot dog replaced by bacon?!? Let me clear that up for you; a corn dog made out of bacon. Geek Dad over at Wired really put his head to work with this one. He precooked the bacon and then individually wrapped four pieces around one big skewer and deep fried them. His verdict was that they were better than most corn dogs he’s ever had, especially when dipped in mustard. Props to you Matt Blum.