208 – STATE FAIR OF THE STRANGE: SIDESHOWS, WEIRD FOODS, AND THE MINNESOTA ICEMAN
|NETHERWORLD SIDESHOW PIN|
(slang name for the exhibition).
I haven't been to "The Ekka" for a few years and this year will be no exception, but I have written posts about it over the years -
Brisbane Does Love its EKKA...and Starr's EKKA Paintings
|A picture I took years ago at The Ekka|
|What am I really afraid of? Well, that clown holding a Mc Donald's meal looks scary to me;- )|
And while I'm not a vegan I am following a strict vegetarian diet with no dairy products, but I do eat eggs and honey still, unlike vegans.
So I can't eat one of these lovely looking ice-creams anymore until they start using non-dairy ice-cream, but I guess I could buy one, eat the strawberry and throw the rest away;-)
And looking at cakes made out of ingredients I don't eat anymore would be like a weight-watcher looking in a doughnut shop window.
|There is always some clown trying to tempt me to break my diet:-)|
|The type of food I ate in Byron Bay last weekend|
|“Phat Bastard” anyone?|
"MEET the monster burger wowing Ekka-goers.
The 1.8kg “Phat Bastard” features wagyu beef, pulled pork, bacon, cheddar, tomato, coleslaw, lettuce, onion rings, bacon mayonnaise and smoky barbecue sauce in between a brioche bun.
Available from Longboards Burger Bar in the Woolworths Pavilion for $59 – including a side of fries – it has had showgoers in awe, with people even queuing up to take photos of it.
“It’s been pretty popular,” said Justin Allie, co-owner of Longboards, which also offers the burger at its Surfers Paradise restaurant.
“It’s generally blokes – big eating blokes obviously – who want to give it a try, but also it’s a bit of fun.”"
If I eat this clown's food I'll be on the other side a lot quicker ... and I don't mean the USA either.
|Brisbane nanny Samara Barr with the 1.8kg burger|
UPDATE: August 10th, 2018
I went to my mailbox after writing up this post and found the above junk food junk mail.
People who would regularly eat one of these must have a death wish, I think.
Just like this guy in the You Tube below.
He was eating a 'Double Decker Death Wish' ... probably literally if he ate them often enough.
At least Burgerurge have vegetarian/vegan options for non-meat-eating customers like me.
It's good to see burger joints catering to tree-huggers like me, especially ex-meat eaters like me who still get the urge to have a burger and some fries sometimes.