All is fair in love and burgers

County cuisine. Fair fare. Good old-fashioned carnie cookin’. Whatever you call it, you must know the gut-busting glory of fairground food, especially if you’ve been to our very own Great Allentown Fair.

This year, I resolved to devour at least one outrageous item, be it on a plate, a stick, or my figurative deathbed. I found my object of diet-ruining desire at a relatively modest stand. One Krispy Kreme donut. Cheese. Bacon. A burger patty. All on top of another Krispy Kreme donut. The Luther burger, like Lex to a nutritionist’s Superman, weighs in at about 1,000 calories, and it would be mine.

My burger barely took up a medium paper plate, but good, greasy things come in small packages. The first mouthful, a combination of sticky sweet donut, crisp bacon, melted cheese, and tender beef, proved that sentiment through and through. When all that remained was a puddle of drippings and oh-so-lickable icing on my fingertips, I only had one thing to say: “Where can we get some fries?”

Angeline digging into her burger. Photo courtesy of Angeline Stein
Angeline digging into her burger. Photo courtesy of Angeline Stein
Instead of traditional buns, the Luther burger uses glazed doughnuts to complete the cuisine. Photo courtesy of Angeline Stein
Instead of traditional buns, the Luther burger uses glazed doughnuts to complete the cuisine. Photo courtesy of Angeline Stein

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