By Jennifer Wilson
Double bacon corn dog.
There will be bacon. A whole lot of bacon.
I'm telling you this now so that you'll be ready. When the Iowa State Fair kicks off on Thursday, you'll witness all manner of handwringing about the eating habits of my people, the Iowans, and this year's most noteworthy debutante, the Double Bacon Corn Dog. But she is a fine, fine baby. And we don't really give a damn what other people say. We don't. Because we get to eat a weenie wrapped in bacon, then dipped in corn-dog batter infused with more bacon. And they don't.
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The folks at Campbell's Concessions, a local, family-owned corn-dog provider since 1954 (co-owner Helen Little was virtually raised on the State Fair grounds while her dad, Mel, sold poncho dogs) have elevated the corn dog to a new level. It will sing to the soul of Iowa's pork connoisseurs. (Believe me, they are legion.) Little and her crew start with the weenie on the stick and wrap it in Read More »from The First Taste: Iowa's Double Bacon Corn Dog