Okay, so first things first. Fox & Son Fancy Corn Dogs is a brand new corn dog / poutine / cheese curd / baked potato concept coming soon to the Reading Terminal Market.
That right there might be one of the happiest sentences I have written since coming to Philly.
But nearly as good, is this one: They’re doing a pop-up charity event at Garage North in Fishtown on December 28 with Ari Miller from Food Underground and the crew from Sly Fox Brewery.
Okay, so here’s how this is going to shake out. Fox & Son is the creation of Rebecca Foxman and Ezekial Ferguson–both of whom are market vets and previously worked as corporate chef at Meltkraft (Foxman) and manager of the retails cheese operation at Valley Shepherd Creamery (Ferguson). Fox & Son is going to be a “fancy corn dog stand” right there in the market (in the old home of Salumeria, next to Godshalls Poultry), which will offer “unique corndogs, specialty poutines, Birchrun Hill Farm cheese curds, and baked potatoes. The menu will also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other allergy-friendly varieties of corndogs.”
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this.
So their corn dog emporium isn’t scheduled to open until around mid-January, but in the meantime, they’re doing this Christmas-Hanukkah mash-up event with Sly Fox and Ari Miller at Garage North on Wednesday, December 28, starting at 6pm. The gimmick is that they’ll be making versions of traditional foods eaten during the two holidays, serving then with $4 cans of Sly Fox beer, and the proceeds from food sales that night will be going to CookForSyria–a nationwide fundraising campaign for UNICEF’s Syrian relief efforts.
Want to know what they’re making? Of course you do. Foxman and Ferguson will be sticking tight to their corn dog roots with a Hanukkah Corndog (featuring a latke-battered corndog served with Manischewitz applesauce) and a Christmas Dog (with sweet potato batter and cranberry-mustard aioli). For his part, Miller will be making a “Krembo Duo” (krembo is Hebrew for “cream inside” and is basically flavored marshmallow cream on top of a cookie, coated in chocolate). He’ll be featuring Sly Fox Black Raspberry Reserve and Christmas Ale with his dessert.
So this all sounds awesome. And with an official opening for Fox & Son just weeks away, I’m double-excited. I think I’m gonna go check in with my cardiologist right now.