Despite the occasional editorial piece we’ve seen this week asserting that it’s entirely possible to survive Bele Chere with your health intact, artery-hardening evidence points to the contrary. We say why bother with barley this weekend, anyway (unless it’s in your barleywine)? Though healthy food could be found with some sleuth-work, the majority of this street festival’s food was about grease and heft. With a funnel cake taking the prize for overall best Bele Chere food offering (as voted by this year’s official panel of judges) and giant turkey legs galore, Xpress says: If you can’t beat em, join em.
The (sugar-fueled) buzz-about-town all weekend has been about the Krispy Kreme burger at the Crazy Good Burger truck. According to employees at the CGB truck, set up near Pritchard Park within easy shouting distance of the always enthusiastic Bele Chere street preachers, 900 of the burgers were sold on Saturday alone. We thought the real sin of the weekend would be not to try this concoction — a half-pound beef patty topped with American cheese and bacon and sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme donuts — so we set out to get you the full report.
A sign on the truck out of which these burgers are vended declares them to be “crazy good.” What did we decide? Well, if you’re a breakfast for dinner kind of eater, this sweet and meaty treat may be just your thing. Our official assessment? The Krispy Kreme burger “is what it is.”
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