By Wini Moranville
That’s why I was pretty excited to hear about Bacon Box. This new stand is a collaboration between Dominic Iannarelli (executive chef of Splash and Jethro’s) and Brad Magg (owner of Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Prairie City). Here’s what they’ll be serving up:
• Walt’s Lemonade Creamsicle ($3/10 ounces): This frozen dairy-and-lemonade treat is named for the gregarious proprietor of the fair’s erstwhile Walt’s Lemonade Stand, where Magg worked in his youth. Because there’s no shortage of lemonade on the fairgrounds, Iannarelli dreamed up the creamsicle angle with the help of Connie Boesen, who creates apple slushes at the Applishus booth.
• Bacon Meatball on a Stick (single: $5/double $8): Berkwood Farms bacon and homemade bacon cheese anchor these meatballs, which are wrapped in two pieces of bacon, rotisserie smoked (not fried) and dipped in barbecue sauce.
Bacon Box will be located across from the Grandstand in the spot formerly occupied by Pete’s on a Roll.
Wini Moranville writes about food, wine and dining for dsm magazine and dsmWeekly. Follow her on Facebook at All Things Food–DSM.