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Amusement Park Chow

JugglerDave | Apr 8, 2005 03:39 PM

Now that spring and summer is approaching, time to start thinking about good amusement park chow.

It's funny, but just like in the "outside world", there are chains, good chow places, bad chow places, good values, and horrendously overpriced dreck.

Some of my favorites are:

"Things cooked in a 6-foot skillet". They have these at Silver Dollar City in Branson MO, and at Dollywood TN. Giant piles of various stir-fry type things, heavy on the potato and meat. Once I was at SDC and they had a "world food festival" with about 10 different versions of "stuff from a giant skillet" (nothing too chowish...fajitas, chinese stir-fry) but fun to see.

"Potato Patch", Kennywood (Pittsburgh). Known for great french fries. I thought they were pretty darn good.

"Freshly-fried pork rinds". Silver Dollar city. Haven't seen them elsewhere.

"Pickle and Cheese Kebab". Huge chunks of pickles and cheese on a stick. Good for laugh value but maybe not chowish.

Anything at Knoebel's (Pennsylvania). They have great food at this family-run park. Maybe the last amusement park where you could get food for 40 cents (at least a few years ago, 1 hash brown or pierogy, 3 for a dollar). They might not do it anymore. Great ice cream parlor, including "teaberry" ice cream.

Norway buffet at Disney's Epcot. You just don't see norweigian food around much, with 5 kinds of herring, gjetost cheese.

Any other favorite *chowish* amusement park food places?


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