Friday, April 18, 2008

can the krispy kreme burger be topped?

One of our hometown Minor League ball teams, the Gateway Grizzlies, made headlines a couple of years ago by introducing the Krispy Kreme hamburger as part of thier concession selection. That would be a hamburger with cheese and bacon with a split krispy kreme glazed donut as the bun. Day-yum! (Of course, Paula Deen, being the butter and grease queen that she is, has outdone the original by bringing a fried egg and an extra donut to the party...)

Back to those wacky seems crazy-ass food items are thier schtick now. Here is a list of the food specialties that will be available throughout the season this year (from the Grizzlies website):

- Baseball’s Best Soft Preztel: Consists of a J&J Snack Foods SUPERPRETZEL® that is marinated in Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce and served with a slice of mozzarella cheese melted over the top of it. The soft pretzel will come with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing. It is available all season long.

- Chili Cheese Dog: A Farmland 8:1 hot dog smothered in chili and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. It is available all season long.

- Buffalo Chicken Sandwich: Buffalo chicken strips layered on a fresh baked bun then smothered in Swiss cheese and ranch dressing. Grilled onions are optional and it is available all season long.

- Bratchos: A diced bratwurst marinated in tangy buffalo sauce placed on top a boat of tortilla chips and nacho cheese sauce. It is available from June 19th to June 27th.

- Porksteak and Sweet Tea: A grilled porksteak smothered in barbecue sauce and served with a cup of sweet tea. It is available from July 1st to July 3rd.

- Twinkie Dog: A deep fried Twinkie is cut open and a Farmland 8:1 hot dog is deep fried then placed in the middle. It is available from July 11th to July 13th.

- Taco Dog: A deep fried Farmland 8:1 hot dog is placed in a crispy taco shell and topped with your choice of shredded cheese, sour cream, and taco sauce. It is available from July 21st to July 23rd.

- Philly Cheese Steak Nachos: Tortilla chips draped with shredded steak and topped with Cheese-Wiz. It is available from July 27th to August 4th.

- Crazy Corn: Popcorn mixed with Peanut Butter M&M’s. It is available August 19th to August 24th.

- Super Pierogies: Mrs. T’s Pierogies topped with chili, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced onions. It is available from August 29th to September 3rd.

Did you see that?!? TWINKIE DOG!! Like, whoa. I'm not saying I wouldn't try it...but that's some crazy food shennanigans to be sure. And I must admit, we'll probably making up a batch of Bratchos or two this summer. That's pretty darn brilliant, I think. And it's fun to say, too.

So, readers...thoughts? Do you want to try any of these? Or do they disgust and horrify you?



Anonymous said...

I would happily try them all. I've been eyeing that krispy kreme burger for a few years. Deep down, it really sounds good to me. HEH.

Oh but yes, Twinkie dog??

I would try it, allbeit hesitantly.

The pretzel sounds most delicious to me, after the donut burger.

Anonymous said...

why do i not live wherever you live? i would eat 90% of the things on that list.

ironstef said...

Ali...I know, right? The twinkie dog...I mean I couldn't NOT try it.

michelle...I live in St. Louis, MO. I've actually never been to a Grizzlie's game, but this silly food might be enough to entice a non-baseball person like me!

KELLY said...

They pretty much all sound good to me!

SteamyKitchen said...

if baseball stadiums served this food, it might just make me want to go watch one of the most boring sports ever.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Oh my. Not only is it a Twinkie Dog, but it's all deep fried as well. Scary...

Mamamac said...

This is crazy! I have always wanted to try the donut burger - but didn't want to waste a krispy kreme if it sucked!! THe pretzel thing does sound good!

Treasures By Brenda said...

Personally, I love all the bits but separately so I would not eat a Krispy Kreme Burger. Having said that, I have created a page about this concoction at Krispy Kreme Burger ~~ The Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger of Delight which includes the recipe.

Have you ever had one of these burgers? Would you if you were given the chance?