In the last Guilty Pleasures column, I was talking about going back to the Arizona State Fair to find a couple of tantalizing oddball items. I couldn't stop thinking about the sweet potato corn dog. And then there's that Cap'n Crunch Burger I saw on the map's food list. Just what the hell would it entail? It sounded like something so incredibly out there that it couldn't possibly be any good... which, with fair food, meant it's probably crazy-like-a-fox delicious. I absolutely had to try it.
I emailed the friendly marketing person for the State Fair to find out the locations for my targets. I wandered the area that was supposed to house the Cap'n Crunch burger, only to come up empty-handed for the time being. I was getting hungry, so I went off in the direction of the sweet potato corn dog. It was harder to find than it should have been for me. I walked past the stand three times before I noticed the extra signage hanging on it. Hint: It's right next to the Tilt-A-Whirl. Six bucks later, I had myself a piping hot foot-long hot dog swaddled in corn batter mixed with sweet potato purée.