EDMONTON – From scorpion pizza and pulled pork sundaes to bacon-wrapped corn and deep fried butter, there’s no shortage of things to eat at this year’s K-Days festival.
“Year after year, one thing remains the same at K-Days and that’s our city’s love of everything fair food,” said Sharilee Fossum, acting president and CEO of Northlands.
But organizers are going beyond the traditional fair food this year with a couple of items many people have never seen before: the world’s largest commercially available hamburger and the world’s largest commercially available hot dog.
Weighing in at a whopping 777 pounds, the hamburger has set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Hopefully you’re not counting calories, though, because the burger comes in at 1,375,000 calories. And it’s not cheap, either. The hamburger will set you back $5,000.
The hot dog tips the scale at a lighter, but no less impressive 125 pounds. Northlands wasn’t able to provide a dollar figure for the weiner.
Both items are available at the fair grounds from Juicys Outlaw Grill with 48 hours notice. The grill is set up inside a semi truck, and has the capability to grill 1,000 items at a time.
“This thing is huge,” said Lauren Andrews with Northlands. “It will be literally rolling into the grounds.”
The K-Days 2014 food lineup features a total of 36 brand new treats.
For those who crave something sweet there’s deep fried cookie dough, red velvet donuts with cream cheese glaze and s’mores mini donuts. Or perhaps a monster cone is more up your alley? The ice cream treat comes with more than three litres of ice cream piled on top of a crispy cone.
If you prefer something more savoury, why not try turkey dinner poutine, bacon-wrapped corn on the cob or a maple bacon breakfast corndog?
And, of course, it wouldn’t be K-Days without a few snack options that only the bravest foodies will dive into: scorpion pizza, meal worm pizza and pulled pork ice cream sundaes.
“At Northlands, we take our food seriously and 2014 marks our biggest and most appetizing year yet for new creations at K-Days,” said Fossum.
And if that’s still not enough to fill your appetite, a Taste of Canada is back. The menu features items from across the country, made from locally sourced and produced ingredients.
Four local food trucks will also be rolling into this year’s festival. Paradise Grill, Street Eats, Big City Sandwich and Lemongrass Grill will be set up at the grounds from July 19-20 and July 26-27.
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