Thursday, April 30, 2009

There's a Hole in My Soul

Now that Billy Joe's, my favorite weekly junk food restaurant, has closed. I feel an emptiness pervade my being. I used to regularly fill the void with Billy Joe's Mini Corn Dogs (MCDs).

Corn Dogs by themselves are awesome, but putting them in mini-form increases their deliciousness by at least a multiple of 10. All that tasty hot dog and corn bread goodness in a easily ketchup/mustard dippable, hand-held form could quite possibly be the peak of our civilization's culinary prowess.

Yes, I can still get MCDs at the grocery store or Schawn's (like the ones pictured above), but they are not the same. Don't get me wrong, they are good and do in a pinch...but they are nothing compared to MCDs freshly out of the grease of a restaurant quality deep fryer. I've experimented cooking them at home - oven, toaster oven, microwave, and fryer...and you just cannot attain the restaurant quality. I will keep trying, but I fear that with each attempt my memory of MCDs from Billy Joe's will fade a little and soon my mind will fall susceptible to sub-par Mini Corn Dogs.

Hopefully soon, CT and I will find a new weekly hangout that has a greasy, totally bad for you appetizer or entree that will fill my hollowness. I yearn, I yearn...


Aetraxx said...

Firkin & Fox has kick ass sweet potato fries. They are badass on their own but even better with a Boddingtons

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say thank you for recommending "Better off Ted". It's a great show.


kelly said...

You should have asked for Billy Joes' grease out of their fryer when you got the Pegacorn. That's where the secret flavor is hidden. Mmmmmm, 20 year old grease.

Michael said...

I do like Firkin & Fox's sweet potato fries...but for some reason, F&F seems too fancy of a place for me to slum around in regularly. I have liked everything I have had there.

Thad, Glad you like BoT...unfortunately it rumored to be on the chopping block, so you might not get to watch it much longer. I hope that rumor is wrong.

I was hoping to get BJ's fryer at the auction, then I would set up my own BJs in my basement...but I never heard when it was. Did you ever see that show (on PBS I think) about all the different hamburgers? There was one place that deep fried their burgers (which is delicious) and they had 90 year old grease. The show said it was basically the most amazing thing you ever tasted.