Most of us like to splurge at the Fair, and treat ourselves to some goodies that you can TMt get at the grocery store and probably aren TMt the healthiest things on the planet. But is there such thing as too much of a good thing? A travelling concessionaire and a local bakery are teaming up this summer to find out.
Thursday morning, the New York State Fair sent out a news release touting the latest and greatest culinary delight to hit the Fairgrounds " the Big Kahuna Donut Burger. That TMs right. A quarter pound burger that uses glazed donuts instead of rolls. Read that again. We TMll be here when you TMve finished either laughing and high-fiving or making that weird ~ewwww TM face.
The Fair says that the burger will cost five or six dollars and will be available at the Big Kahuna concession stand in Times Square, near the poultry building. Fair spokesman Troy Waffner says the owner of Big Kahuna, Jeff Brick, is from Massachussetts and operates at other area fairs like Balloonfest in Jamesville and the Irish Fest in Herkimer County. Like any ~normal TM burger, the Donut Burger will be customizable with typical toppings like cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.
The donuts will be supplied by Harrison Bakery in Syracuse. No word on who is supplying the angioplasties.
So, to recap, you can get a bacon cheeseburger with the works, with a donut instead of the bread. All for a 1,500 calorie price tag. Think about that for a second. Is this the greatest achievement in the history of prepared food? Or is it another sign of the downfall of civilization? Or, more likely, somewhere in between?
I TMve been known to eat some incredibly unhealthy food in my day, but I usually do my penance with a trip to the gym or cardiologist. Will you give this creation a try? Or are you happy with your pizza frittes and sausage sandwiches? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!
We are sending a photographer to get pictures of the donuts from Harrison Bakery. I have volunteered to jump in front of that train and try one. I have yet to receive a response from our news director.
By the way, the 2011 New York State Fair kicks off on Thursday, August 25 and runs through Labor Day.