Ice cream cheeseburger
Where: Florida State Fair, Tampa
When: Feb. 9-20, 2012
After a long hard day of petting goats, careening down slides and exploring the myriad charms of Cracker Country, ravenous Florida State Fair-goers don’t need to necessarily settle for a hum-drum meal of corn dogs and lemonade … especially when there’s a bacon cheeseburger topped with a generous scoop of deep-fried ice cream battered in corn flakes and cinnamon on the premises. Unleashed at the Florida State Fair in 2011, the ice cream cheeseburger — also topped with vegetables — yes, vegetables, in the form of lettuce and tomatoes — comes courtesy of concessionaire Carousel Foods, which also offers early-bird fair-goers a more breakfast-oriented delight: the French toast cheeseburger.