From the caveman gnawing meat off the bone to the child chomping on a frozen chocolate banana, human beings have always relished food on a stick and on Friday, we celebrate our heritage with Something On A Stick Day. Shish kebabs, lollipops, corn from street vendors, cheese cubes at Whole Foods; all worthy examples. But this year the Glutton honors the humble corn dog -- which apparently isn't so humble anymore.
Following the gentrification of cupcakes, hamburgers and mac 'n' cheese, the corn dog now appears at trendy steakhouse Boa (West Hollywood) in Kobe beef form. Eating this $12 boondoggle was like colliding head-on into a brick wall of culinary futility. It had nice snap, good texture and good flavor -- exactly like one would find in a good supermarket hot dog.